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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve & Wildlife Management Area

Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve & Wildlife Management Area

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

The 3,363 acre Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located adjacent to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeast corner of Edisto Island. The area lies near the North Edisto River just south of the intensely developed resort islands of Kiawah and Seabrook and just north of the rapidly developing Edisto Beach area. The SC Department of Natural Resources acquired this property and opened it to the public in 2008.

The area's location near the North Edisto River places it within the boundary of the ACE Basin Focus Area, one of the largest remaining relatively undeveloped wetland ecosystems along the Atlantic Coast. Botany Bay Plantation WMA with Botany Bay Island (under conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy) and Deveaux Bank form a core area of protected habitat in the eastern corner of the Focus Area.
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Edisto Island
Coastal & Islands
Botany Bay RD,
Edisto Island, SC 29438
(843) 869-2713
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Days and Hours of Operation
Open for general public visitation during daylight hours (1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset)
Days and Holidays Closed
Tuesdays and for scheduled special hunts