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Thread: Francis Marion National Forest SC Day Trip

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    Yes sir, you are correct. It is a scarlet king snake. I did not say in the original post to see who would know that it was not a coral snake. Be careful.

    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingJim View Post
    Yep, now that it is warming up, we do need to be mindful. By the way, that's a king snake - "Red on Black friend of Jack, Red on Yellow, Kill a Fellow".

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    Would love to plan a trip since it's only a hop skip and jump from Lexington SC. You may have already said but where is the best place to get maps ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93burban View Post
    Would love to plan a trip since it's only a hop skip and jump from Lexington SC. You may have already said but where is the best place to get maps ?
    You can get maps from Walmart, Kingfisher makes good maps, SC DNR has some maps, and I use Google Earth. I locate a spot I want to visit and then review on GE to see the roads. Works fairly well...I'm terrible with directions and so far I have been able to get in and get out!

    Make sure you go through Francis Marion. It is nice! Sumter National Forest is nice too! SC has a ton of places if you can just find them.
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    Thank you for the info. Trip coming up soon.

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    Let us know how it goes and post some pics!

    Quote Originally Posted by 93burban View Post
    Thank you for the info. Trip coming up soon.

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    So more than 2 years later we finally ventured that way. Stopped at the Biggin Church Ruins and then headed down 402 towards Huger SC. Once past the boundaries of Francis Marion National Forest I saw a dirt road to the left and took it. You are correct when you said you can be here for hours and not get to all the roads. Amazing . Found a couple of nice camping spots . There were several closed roads as well. We exited and headed to one of our favorite restaurants, Mike & Olies Pizza over on Isle of Palms and then home.
    A great day for sure. We will go back again

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93burban View Post
    So more than 2 years later we finally ventured that way. Stopped at the Biggin Church Ruins and then headed down 402 towards Huger SC. Once past the boundaries of Francis Marion National Forest I saw a dirt road to the left and took it. You are correct when you said you can be here for hours and not get to all the roads. Amazing . Found a couple of nice camping spots . There were several closed roads as well. We exited and headed to one of our favorite restaurants, Mike & Olies Pizza over on Isle of Palms and then home.
    A great day for sure. We will go back again

    Sounds great. I’ve been looking at the maps again so I can get that way again. Very nice area for sure. I’ll post up when I get back that way. Just finished a trip up to Gorges State Park area right inside the NC line off of 26 and hwy 11. You should make the trip! Excellent area!

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