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Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

#19 of 29 things to do in Georgetown Features Animals
21424 N Fraser St, Highway 701, Georgetown, SC 29440-8221
+1 843-527-8069
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Scenic area with nice trails

The visitor center is fairly new with a small museum with info on local animals. They also have... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
UPSTATENYCANALS
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Syracuse, New York
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Cox Ferry Lale Area

Went to the Cox Ferry Lake area to hike and photograph wildlife. A little hard to find. Trails are... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
jmc1958
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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21424 N Fraser St, Highway 701, Georgetown, SC 29440-8221
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The visitor center is fairly new with a small museum with info on local animals. They also have some small live animals in another room. The trails right by the center are closed due to construction. Trails about 25 mins away are open at Cox...More

1  Thank UPSTATENYCANALS
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went to the Cox Ferry Lake area to hike and photograph wildlife. A little hard to find. Trails are wide. Boardwalk may or may not be open, signage is a little contradictory. Trail maintenance is lacking, as there are three large trees blocking the blue...More

Thank jmc1958
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We drove here hoping for some trails, outdoor birding, etc. Very deceiving as it is basically a education center and you're instructed to drive another 15 miles to a so called wildlife refuge. Which was another disappointing trip. I guess I expected more from a...More

Thank Rosie D
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The visitors' center is a little difficult to find. A gps takes you there, though. It is a very nice and apparently new building. There is an informative display explaining the confluence of the Pee Dee River and the 'black water' river. There aren't any...More

Thank Kate N
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The visitors center has a 10 minute walk through the woods and an informative but small exhibit on the area water, ecology, wildlife. But the center is out of the way and mainly designed for local school groups. You can spend 30 minutes there. For...More

2  Thank Cornelia Z
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Informative film and small museum. Worth the hour or two. There is a small gift shop with reptiles on display.

1  Thank anacondapy
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This newly formed national wildlife refuge is a gem that is free. There is a captivating wildlife/habitat exhibit that is rich in depicting the swamp/river/forest habitat of this area. There are several nature trails with handouts that list markers & what to look for when...More

10  Thank Kathy M
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GASheilaC
Is this a good place to photograph shore birds?
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Response from Cornelia Z | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes. Mainly sanderlings and wil lets. But a great place for egrets, herons, cormorants.
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