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Address: Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC

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Literate gators?

I came to Port Royal for some geocaching and several were in or on the border of the wetlands. I had to chuckle over the signs that said not to enter an area as there were gators... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
GrandpaGene
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Hampton, Virginia
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Hampton, Virginia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I came to Port Royal for some geocaching and several were in or on the border of the wetlands. I had to chuckle over the signs that said not to enter an area as there were gators there, but there was nothing keeping the gators in their area. At least one log mentioned seeing two gators, one large, one small.... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

worth a visit no matter what time of year - but spring and summer are incredible w/ lots and lots of birds, feeding, nesting, raising their young - a birdwatchers paradise. plus turtles, snakes and gators. Port Royal did a great thing by preserving and protecting the cypress wetlands and installing boardwalks, paths, we take all our visitors here.

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Savannah, GA
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86 attraction reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 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

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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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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416 reviews 416 reviews
60 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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