Draft Concern Level Assignments Primary Travelways and Use Areas, recommended as Concern Level 1



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Francis Marion National Forest Scenery Inventory

Draft Concern Level Assignments
Primary Travelways and Use Areas, recommended as Concern Level 1

National or regionally important locations largely associated with recreation and tourism use
Primary roads, trails, areas used by motorists, hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians within national forests, wildernesses, wild and scenic rivers, scenic highways, FS scenic byways and other specially designated areas, also including public transportation systems of national importance, such as interstates, waterways and railways.
Primary Roads and Travelways

  • US Hwy. 17 (entire length on forest)

  • US Hwy 17A

  • SC State Hwy. 41

  • SC State Hwy 45, from US 17 to US 17 A

  • Intracoastal Waterway


National Scenic Byways or National Register Historic Highway or National Heritage Corridor (located within view of national forest lands)

  • US Hwy. 17, Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, (Florida to NC)

  • SC Rd. 1335, Old Georgetown Road National Historic Register Site, (Germantown Rd to State Hwy. 45)


Wild and Scenic Rivers, Eligible

  • Lower Santee River and braids and tributaries, from US Hwy. 17A to Atlantic Ocean

    • Chicken Creek

    • Echaw Creek

    • Dutart Creek

    • Wambaw Creek

  • Awendaw Creek, headwaters to confluence with Intracoastal Waterway

  • Wadboo Creek, from headwaters to SC Road 402


Nationally Designated Trails or Other Primary Trails

  • Palmetto Trail, entire length from Buckhall to northern terminus on Forest Service property (and the remaining portion of Jerico Horse Trail)

  • Wambaw Creek Wilderness Canoe Trail

  • East Coast Greenway (Proposed Route)

  • Southeast Saltwater Paddling Trail (Intercostal Waterway from Charleston to Santee River)

Wilderness Primary Access

  • SC State Hwy 45, Wambaw Creek Wilderness Canoe Trail Access (from US Hwy. 17 to junction with junction with US Hwy 17A)

  • FS Road 211, from junction with SC State Hwy 45 to FS Rd. 204

  • FS Road 211-B, access to Wambaw Creek

  • S32 and S133 (Steed Creek Road)

  • Half-Way Creek Road, from junction of Steed Creek Road to Junction with SC State Highway 45

  • FS Road 158 and FS Road 157 from S41 to junction with 158


Primary recreation areas and access (vista points, campgrounds, picnic grounds, visitor centers, camps and other)

  • Buckhall Recreation Area

  • FS Road 242 (Road into Buckhall)

  • Sewee Visitor Center

Primary areas of fishing, swimming, boating, and other active and passive water recreation corridors:

  • Intercostal Waterway (entire length through forest)

  • Santee River (entire length through forest to Atlantic Ocean Santee River)

  • Braids and tributaries of Santee River,

    • Chicken Creek

    • Echaw Creek

    • Dutart Creek

    • Wambaw Creek

  • Awendaw Creek, headwaters to confluence with Intracoastal Waterway

  • Wadboo Creek, from headwaters to SC Road 402

  • Tibwin


Primary geological areas and designated scenic areas

  • Guilliard Lake Scenic Area (and Research Natural Area)

Primary historic sites and areas

  • Sewee Shell Ring (National Historic Register Site)

Special Places of Regional Importance (including specially-designated areas)

Secondary Travelways and Use Areas, recommended as Concern Level 2

Locally important locations associated with all types of use including recreation and tourism
Secondary routes include all Federal, State, and primary county road and highways not listed under primary areas, Secondary County and forest system, roads identified as important by constituents and not listed under primary areas, all roads leading directly to secondary areas of interest and recreation sites.


  • County Road C-10 216, to junction of S45

  • County Roads C-10, 215 and 154, State Road 172 and State Road 49

  • FS Road 212, FS Road 204, FS Road 204B, FS Road 204F and FS Road 204A (Access to Battery Warren and McConnell’s Landing)

  • FS Road 151, FS Road 192, FS Road 150 and FS Road 190 (access to Guilliard Lake and Pitch Landing)

  • State Road 1336 and County Road 10 913

  • FS RD 239

  • Halfway Creek Road , (State RD 100 and State 98)

  • Willow Hall Road ( from Halfway Creek to Steed Creek Road, County Rd 202, and FS Road 202)

  • FS Rd 228 (Access to Ion Swamp Recreation Area to Willow Hall Road)

  • State Road 98 and State Road 298 from US Highway 17 to State Hwy 41.

  • Doar Road (State Road 432 Access to Sewee Shell Ring)

  • Sewee Road, State Road 584

  • State Road 171 and State Road 376

  • State Road 97

  • State Road 48

  • State Road 125 (From Bethera to Santee Exp. Station).

  • State Road 45 (from 17A to St. Stephens)

  • State Road 40, (from US 17A to St. Stephens)

  • State Road 351 (From St. Stephens to Bonneau)

Secondary recreation areas and administrative sites and access (vista points, campgrounds, picnic grounds, etc.)

  • Huger Picnic Area

  • Battery Warren

  • FS Road 204A (road to Battery Warren)

  • McConnell’s Landing

  • FS Road 510, FS Road 204F and 204D (roads to McConnell’s Landings)

  • Honey Hill Camp

  • Elmwood Camp

  • Twin Ponds and Boggy Head Rifle Range

  • Francis Marion Office Site

Secondary uses of fishing, swimming, boating, and other water bodies, such as streams/lakes and hunting


  • Pitch Landing

  • FS Road 151 and 192


Secondary trail systems and trailheads and access roads including non-motorized trails not cited as Primary Trails, including


  • Ion Swamp Trail

  • FS Road 239 (road to Ion Swamp)

  • Nebo Trail (behind Sewee Visitor Center

  • Tuxbury Horse Trail

  • Wambaw Cycle Trail

Areas recommended as Concern Level 3

Interest for scenery is low, and area not as frequently seen or visited by recreationists and tourists, some exceptions would be hunters during hunting seasons. These roads are recommended for classification as Concern Level 3.



Road system

  • Open system roads that are not the primary access for recreationists or visitors to use areas or trailhead, etc.

  • Open systems that are dead-end

  • Gated system roads

  • Other areas in the general forest not specifically listed and not within the viewing distance from Concern Level 1 and 2 travelways and use areas


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