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Ernest F. Hollings Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge

Ernest F. Hollings Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

The 350,000-acre ACE Basin Project is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the East Coast, named for the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers. The 11,815-acre Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge is a portion of the ACE Basin Project. The refuge is home to abundant wildlife and serves as a habitat for many species, such as wood storks, bald eagles, white tailed deer, wild turkeys, alligators, painted buntings, and various others. Portions of the refuge may be closed for safety in late fall during public hunt days. Call for dates.
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Coastal & Islands
8675 Willtown RD,
Hollywood, SC 29449
(843) 889-3084
Info & Amenities
From Hwy. 17, take SC 174 (Signs will read "Edisto Beach" and "Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin NWR"). Stay on SC 174 through Adams Run (174 will make a right turn in Adams Run). At the intersection with the flashing light (Signs will read "Ernest F. Hollings
Days and Hours of Operation
Daily, dawn to dusk. Office: M-F 8am-4pm
Days and Holidays Closed
Office & front gate: Sa-Su, federal holidays