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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Pinckney Wildlife Refuge Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 912-652-4415
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Ranked #44 of 172 Activities in Hilton Head
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Biking
Owner description: Encompassing four islands and 4,000 acres, the refuge aims to preserve and protect endangered...
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Attraction details
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Biking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Encompassing four islands and 4,000 acres, the refuge aims to preserve and protect endangered natural habitats and species. At 1,200 acres, Pinckney is the largest of the refuge's islands and the only one open to the public.

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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a great spot between Hilton Head and Bluffton to get away for a nice hike, picnic or just to gather your thoughts while taking in the beautiful views of the salt marshes of South Carolina!

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Loved the pristine beauty of this natural area. Great bike trails! Really no downside to this amazing place

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Akron, OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Enjoyed walking out to Ibis Pond and back. I wish there was a way to drive further in to see the rest of the island, without having to hike so far.

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Friendswood, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Beautiful island with many birds. Very scenic views with easy wide hiking trails. Pure nature at its best. Fun for whole family.

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North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

While waiting for our car tire to be repaired, we went for a hike in the refuge. The trails are well marked and maintained. Wish we had our bicycles!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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134 reviews 134 reviews
34 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We spent several hours - the better part of an afternoon just walking all around the trails. Loved seeing the birds, butterflies, and an occasional alligator sunning on a rock along the water. Fun for family of all ages and power wheelchair friendly.

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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We enjoyed the walk and the vistas. Unfortunately, there was more wildlife viewed from our marsh view hotel! I would like to return with a bike during the springtime. There are absolutely no facilities.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
90 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went with in the morning and did one of the hikes. We saw a few birds but other than that, it was uneventful. We enjoyed our time there but hoped we would see more wildlife!

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usa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The only negative about this place was walking in almost a mile over crunchy gravel - I don't enjoy making noise when I am walking. The paths are well-maintained and wide, and this is a great place for birding. Because of the undergrowth it can be hard to see, but sometimes hearing is just as good. There is an excellent... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What you see here is both seasonal and tidel. It is always a good walk. The Ibis pond is terribly overgrown. It changes the habitat .

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