The South Carolina Lowcountry's "real swamp" experience!
Text and photos by Mark Musselman
The National Audubon Society's Francis Beidler Forest located in Four Holes Swamp, SC contains within its 15,000 acres, the largest remaining stand of virgin Baldcypress and Tupelo Gum swamp forest left anywhere in the world.
Wander along an elevated boardwalk that starts and ends at visitor center past ancient trees, black water swamp, clear pools, and wildlife. Thousand-year-old trees and native wildlife abound in this pristine sanctuary that has been untouched for millennia.
A 1.75-mile self-guiding boardwalk trail allows visitors the chance to safely venture deep into the heart of the swamp... to experience the peace and serenity that have characterized the area for centuries... to hear the sounds of bird and bug and breeze that have echoed through the trees for ages... to take a relaxing and informative walk back into time... to see a swamp the way nature intended it to be!
Canoe trips and naturalist-guided walks and programs are also available seasonally and by reservation. Check out the Beidler Forest website for more information.
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays through Sundays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Closed Mondays.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day
Admission: $8.00/Adults, $7.00/NAS Members, $4.00/Child (6-18), Free/Under 6. Pricing for special walks and canoe trips vary.
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Updated May 28, 2013