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Address: Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC

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Nice little hike.

Stopped on the way back from Hunting Island. Not sure why such insulting tone on one of the negative reviews. Nice little boardwalk through the marsh. Saw the egret rookery, a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped on the way back from Hunting Island. Not sure why such insulting tone on one of the negative reviews. Nice little boardwalk through the marsh. Saw the egret rookery, a few turtles, and an ibis. Peaceful little trail loop. Everything we expected it to be.

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north carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Such a lovely walk through nature. Being partially disabled I find it difficult to walk long distances so I wasn't able to complete the entire trail, however, what a joy it was to see some natural habitats for the local wildlife! Part of the trail is shaded for those hot days, and once you get past the first 20 yards... More 

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Jackson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped on a whim after playing on the beach all day. My ten and fourteen year olds enjoyed reading the information about the foliage and wildlife. They were very excited to find two hidden alligators, turtles, and frogs in the swampy water. The bird rookery was interesting and they identified several different birds in the nests. The short hike... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are into taking great photographs, and enjoy viewing wildlife, you will be at the right location. The Wetlands located in the middle of the town, is a rookery for many Coastal Birds. There is also no shortage of Alligators., depending on the weather conditions. Sometimes they are out sunning themselves, other way back in the marsh cooling down.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place in late winter/early spring to see lots of roosting birds up close. Nice boardwalk and free viewfinder on far side. Port Royal has a couple good thrift stores on down the road plus small beach with another nice boardwalk along the riverside.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Port Royal is a little town, it's lovely to drive through, and it still has the convenience factor. There are plenty of really lovely houses!

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Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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Address: Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Port Royal

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