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Audubon Center At Francis Beidler Forest

Audubon Center At Francis Beidler Forest

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

The National Audubon Society's Francis Beidler Forest in Four Holes Swamp contains within its 18,000+ acres, the largest remaining stand of virgin Bald Cypress/Tupelo Gum swamp forest left anywhere in the world. One thousand year-old trees and native wildlife abound in this pristine sanctuary that has been untouched for millennia. A 1.75 mile self-guided boardwalk trail (handicapped accessible) allows visitors the chance to safely venture deep into the heart of the swamp...to see it the way nature intended! Canoe trips and naturalist-guided walks and programs also are available seasonally and by reservation.
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Harleyville
Coastal & Islands
336 Sanctuary RD,
Harleyville, SC 29448
(843) 462-2150
Info & Amenities
Location
From Charleston, take I-26 W to exit 187. Go S (left) on SC 27 to US 78. Follow the "Beidler Forest" signs. From I-95 or Columbia take I-26 E exit 177, go S (right) on SC 453 to US 178. Go E (left)on 178 through Harleyville and follow the "Beidler Forest"
Admission
$10; Ages 6 to 12 $5; Audubon members and Seniors (65+) $8
Checks Accepted
Yes
Days and Hours of Operation
T-Su 9am-5pm
Days and Holidays Closed
M, New Year's Eve/Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day
Visa/Master Card
Yes
Motorcoach Parking
Yes
American Express Card
Yes
Discover Card
Yes
Birding
Yes
Discounts
Audubon Members, Senior (65+), AAA
Hiking
Yes
Paddling
Yes