South Carolina National and State Forests
Get ready for an awesome outdoor adventure!
South Carolina’s National and State Forests boast a stunning variety of wildlife - otters, beavers, coyotes, bobcats, black bears and the occasional panther make their home in the forests of the Palmetto State. That’s why South Carolina national and state forests are such terrific destinations for bird-watching, nature study and photography.
Hiking and mountain biking trails, bridle paths and rough roads for motorcycles and ATV’s offer many ways to enjoy the scenic backcountry. Rivers, lakes and oceans offer world-class fishing, and campsites, picnic sites and boat ramps attract wildlife viewers, anglers and crabbers.
Looking for a little whitewater action? Then take a thrilling trip down class IV and V rapids on the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River.
For those who really want to rough it, Francis Marion National Forest encompasses four wilderness areas with no facilities except a single trail. Travel through these areas isn't easy but it does offer extraordinary rewards such as the chance to see alligators, bald eagles and some 250 species of birds. Be sure you’ve got everything you need before setting out on your journey.