EDISTO BEACH STATE PARK
Rich in Native American history, Edisto Beach on Edisto Island is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina.
Edisto Beach State Park features the state's longest system of ADA trails. These handicapped-friendly ADA trails for hiking and biking provide a wonderful tour of the park. The park's environmental education center is a "green" building with exhibits that highlight the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin.
Admission: $5/adult; $3.25 SC seniors; $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.
Hours: 8am - 6pm, daily; Office Hours: M-F 9am - 5pm
Contact: Phone: 843-869-2156 | Fax: 843-869-4428
Address: 8377 State Cabin RD | Edisto Island, SC 29438
URL: Edisto Beach State Park
Edisto River Canoe & River Trail
The Edisto River Canoe & Kayak Trail Commission is a group of volunteers committed to the preservation of the Edisto River, educating people on safe paddling, and emphasizing the enjoyment of paddling. All instructors are American Canoe Association certified.
Preservation of the Edisto River is important to us because of the many wonders it offers. During the course of the day, you may see a variety of wildlife including deer, turtles, water snakes, river otters, alligators and many types of birds. Quiet paddlers are often rewarded with sightings of wildlife such as egrets, great blue herons, or a variety of ducks. And paddling along a sleepy southern river wouldn't be complete without the live oaks hanging over the river's banks, splashed with Spanish moss.
BEAR ISLAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, owned by the SC Department of Natural Resources, is managed to provide quality habitat for wintering waterfowl and other wetland wildlife including threatened and endangered species such as woodstorks and bald eagles; to provide habitat for upland game and nongame species; and to provide recreational opportunities for the hunting and nonhunting public. This area has also been designated as an "Important Bird Area" in South Carolina. Two observation platforms and miles of dikes provide numerous wildlife viewing opportunities.
Hours: Closed during special hunts, Otherwise Dawn – Dusk, Feb 9 - Oct 31
Address: TiTi Road, Green Pond, SC 29446
DONNELLEY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Donnelley WMA is named in honor of the late Gaylord Donnelley and his wife Dorothy for the contributions they made to the ACE Basin Project and conservation across the continent. The unique property is a cross section of the Lowcountry and encompasses a diversity of wetland and upland habitats including: managed rice fields, forested wetlands, tidal marshes, agricultural lands and a variety of upland types, including a natural stand of longleaf pine. The area has one designated nature trail and miles of dirt roads for hikers and bicyclists.
Hours: Closed during special hunts, Otherwise Dawn – Dusk 7 Days a Week (843-844-8957)
Contact: Donnelley WMA office, 843-844-8957
Address: 585 Donnelley Dr., Green Pond, SC 29446