National Forests in South Carolina


Looking through the young pine forest along the Palmetto Trail in Francis Marion National Forest
Along the Palmetto Trail in Francis Marion National Forest

The National Forests in South Carolina have been combined administratively but still retain their separate names. Francis Marion National Forest is a single tract of land overseen by the Francis Marion Ranger District. Sumter National Forest is composed of several non-contiguous parcels, each with its own ranger district. Both forests are administered out of a single office in Columbia.

 
An aerial view of the Carolina Bays wetlands
The Carolina Bays wetlands on Francis Marion National Forest
Locations of the National Forest units in South Carolina
Locations of the National Forest Service units in South Carolina
 
Upper photo courtesy of Daniel Barcelona, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License
Other photos and map courtesy of the US Forest Service