Francis Marion National Forest
The Francis Marion National Forest is 250,489 acres of well-managed forest that contains an abundance of wildlife and natural resources that attract people with diverse interests. The forest is bordered on the north by the Santee River, on the east by the Intracoastal Waterway, and on the west by Lake Moultrie.
With its wide variety of wildlife habitats, the Francis Marion Forest provides excellent opportunities for hunting, fishing, bird watching, nature study, environmental education, photography, and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Points of interest include:
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge – a 64,000-acre sanctuary composed of islands and salt marsh.
McClellanville – a quaint fishing village with live-oak-lined streets and interesting old churches.
The Jericho Trail – 16-mile loop for horses and non-motorized bikes, as well as hikers.
The Wambaw Cycle Trail – 42 miles of loop trails providing a challenge for motorcyclists.
Canal Recreation Area – the linkage point for the Moultrie and Swamp Fox Passages of the South Carolina Palmetto Trail.
The Palmetto Trail – provides two- or three-day trail experiences for hikers, bikers, equestrians and trail campers.