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Natural Areas

  • Wambaw Swamp Wilderness (4,815 acres) is thick with wild orchids, pickerel weed, sedges, lizard’s tail and ferns and is challenging to explore....
  • The Wambaw Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 1,825 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Carolina....
  • Tybee National Wildlife Refuge was established on May 9, 1938, by an executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as a breeding area for migratory birds and other wildlife....
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages public lands through two distinct programs. The Heritage Trust Program was created to conserve those natural features and cultural resources ...
  • The S.C. Department of Natural Resources manages Santee Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA) to provide quality habitat for wintering waterfowl and other wetland wildlife including wood storks, wading...
  • Samworth Wildlife Management Area was a gift to the sportsmen of South Carolina from Thomas G. Samworth. Originally 500 acres in 1962, Samworth WMA has increased to 1,588 acres through state acquisiti...
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages public lands through two distinct programs. The Heritage Trust Program was created to conserve those natural features and cultural resources ...
  • The SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) purchased the McConnells Tract in 1974 from Mr. Joe D. Smith and Ms. Alma S. Griffin using York County game and fish funds. When the deed was recorded in 1...
  • McBee Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a compilation of property acquisitions that began in 1993. To date McBee WMA consists of 5 contiguous tracts totaling 1270 acres, of which 787 were donated by t...
  • The Little Wambaw Swamp Wilderness now contains a total of 5,047 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Carolina....
  • The SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) established the James Ross Wildlife Reservation on October 4, 1995. It was donated to the DNR by (Miss) Ms. Kitty W. Sandifer. Ms. Sandifer was born on the...
  • MA 8 areas contain unique geologic, botanical, historical and scenic qualities. Unique botanical areas are scattered across the forest; the more prominent ones are Honey Hill Limesink, I’on Swamp an...
  • The Hell Hole Bay Wilderness now contains a total of 2,125 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Carolina. In 1980 the Hell Hole Bay Wilderness bec...
  • The Gray Court Tract consists of 60 acres and is located in the eastern portion of Laurens County. This property was acquired by the DNR in 1987....
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources maintains approximately 50 Public Dove Fields in the Wildlife Management Area Program each year. ...
  • This area has been designated as an 'Important Bird Area' in South Carolina. The purpose of the Important Bird Area (IBA) program is to identify sites that provide vital habitat for birds using a scie...
  • The Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge is one of the southeast's premier sites for viewing the rapidly diminishing longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem....