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Cypress Wetlands

Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Port Royal
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors

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Savannah, GA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Spotted the sign for the Cypress Wetlands as we passed through Port Royal on our way to Hunting Island State Park. This is a small wetland and rookery in the middle of town, literally. It has a loop walk that is about a mile long and part of it is beside streets. The best part is the boardwalk through the... More 

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CT
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We came across this nature reserve by accident and my entire family loved it. We spotted 1 alligator but the just the number of birds was impressive. Hundreds of egrets, Herons, We saw 1 alligator and many turtles well hidden under the algae. The board walk are beautifully designed and allowed to have a great look at the rookery from... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The swamp cypresses stand up on several feet of branching roots; the roots are in the water, the stems are held above. Hundreds of Egrets, Herons and Storks were breeding with the Alligators waiting below for any fledglings that fell. Turtles were covered in green algae and difficult to spot.

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Cerritos, CA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Local folks created a wetlands out of nothing, and what a wonderful environment it is! We loved the egret rookery, turtles and alligators (my first alligators seen in the wild!). Just walking through the wetlands was pleasant, loved the boardwalks! What a beautiful example for other communities!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Do not bring small children or let them walk up ahead alone. I spoke to one of the locals and the gators walk in the roads too. We saw mostly five footers but where there are five footers there r adults also that r better at hiding. Creepy close to the community. How do tgey sleep at night letting thoss... More 

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chicago, IL
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A little off the beaten path, great place to take a little break. We went just before sunset and there were hundreds of snowy egrets as well as other birds and gators. The walk ways are easy to navigate and this is a great place to take a little break and enjoy the Mother Nature at her finest.

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Vancouver, Canada
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

An amazing bird sanctuary. Saw dozens of nesting egrets and the walk is easy, beautiful and definitely worth the trip. The entrance is a bit hard to see but once found easy to enter and lots of parking. A must see.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Lots of nesting birds and waterfowl activity. Nice boardwalk thru the wetlands and a paved pathway around the perimeter. This is a great place to be in the early morning.

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Kasilof, Alaska
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We saw this sign while passing through - came back later and it was well worth it!!! Start near the amphitheater the trail to right while facing it takes you right to the rookery!!! Love love loved it! Got great pics too!

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Toronto, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Short trail around the Cypress Wetlands with egrets, wood ducks, herons, and a really cool pink bird I can't recall the name of. We also saw a gator and tons of turtles poking their heads up. A real gem in the community and a great spot to take in as a visitor.

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