Francis Marion National Forest

The Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests is moving forward with implementation of a 14-day camping stay limit beginning June 1.

“We are implementing stay limits to reduce natural resource impacts, ensure camping for recreational purposes, and providing access to popular campsite areas for other visitors,” according to Forest Supervisor Rick Lint.

The 14-day stay limit may be reached either through several separate visits or 14-days of continuous camping during a 30-day period.

After the 14th day, the camper has to move to another location off the Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests.

After the remainder of a 30-day period, the camper can return for another 14 day stay within another 30-day period.

Areas such as hunt camps are not affected because there is a separate permit that allows a longer stay length.