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Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge

Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge

Lowcountry & Resort Islands

Lowcountry & Resort Islands

Established in 1975, this property once included in the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent lawyer active in South Carolina politics 1801-1815. The 4,053-acre refuge includes Pinckney Island, the largest of the refuge's islands and the only one open to public use. The refuge consists of salt marsh, tidal creeks, freshwater ponds and a wide variety of land types are found on Pinckney Island, habitats that support a diversity of bird and plant life. Studying, viewing and photographing the island's wildlife and scenery are popular activities throughout the year. Over 14 miles of trails are open to hiking and bicycling. No motorized vehicles are allowed north of the public parking lot.
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Hilton Head Island
Coastal & Islands
Highway 278,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 784-2468
Info & Amenities
The refuge entrance is located on U.S. 278, between the two bridges that take you from Bluffton, SC to Hilton Head Island. From Bluffton, take U.S. 278 towards Hilton Head Island and the refuge entrance will be on your left just after you cross the first
Days and Hours of Operation
Daily, dawn to dusk