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Great Swamp Wildlife Sanctuary Day Hike, Saturday, March 1, 2014.

The city of Walterboro,SC offers visitors the ultimate lowcountry wildlife experience, the Great Swamp Wildlife Sanctuary. Just a few miles from I-95, this environmental jewel combines history, culture, recreation, and education, in a southern lowlands setting. A complete nework of boardwalks, hiking and biking trails, provide a perfect vantage point to observe the diversity of wildlife inhabiting this black water bottomland. Located within the ACE Basin, the east coast's largest estuarine preserve, the 842-acre sanctuary features what may be the only "braided creek" swamp accessible to the public. The swamp consists of hardwood flats which are defined by a series of streams which "braided" their way through the area. Populations of wild turkey, deer, raccoons, beavers, otters, minks, opossum, foxes, and some wildcats are abundant. There is also a large, year-round population of song birds, as well as wading birds. This area serves as a stopover for transient and migrating birds.

We will meetup with interpreters who will lead group hikes to off boardwalk areas into the swamp. Bring water, trail snacks, and good hiking shoes. Also binoculars and camera for wildlife sightings. THIS OUTING IS "FREE" BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE NO PETS.

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  • art s.

    Folks I am going to need to reschedule this trip to the fall of this year, cannot make it this weekend.


    February 28, 2014

    • Janiece

      Ok. Thanks for letting us know!

      February 28, 2014

  • art s.

    Hi Folks, if you are interested in carpooling to Walterboro,SC for our trip to the Great Swamp Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, March 1, PLEASE CONTACT ME. If you would like to drive on your own, please meet in the parking area at 10AM.

    Art Seel
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    February 25, 2014

  • art s.

    Yes, you need only to RSVP this meet-up, so I can know how many folks to expect.

    February 13, 2014

  • Katherine F.

    Is this RSVP the only preregistration needed?

    February 12, 2014

  • art s.

    If I had to guess, I would say 3-5 miles of easy flat hiking. Some on the boardwalk, and some on trails. Wear comfortable hiking shoes or boots.

    December 23, 2013

  • Nicholas H.

    How many mile is the hike?

    December 23, 2013

  • art s.

    Those of us who live in Columbia and surrounding areas will need to carpool due to the limited parking facilities at the sanctuary. More details to follow later.

    December 21, 2013

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