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Address: 2125 Fort Watson Road, Summerton, SC 29148
Phone Number: 803-478-2217

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Enjoying history

Drove around and looked at the sights thus morning. Very hot, so no hiking, but thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and peacefulness. Got out and read all the plaques about Ft. Watson... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Van Wert, Ohio
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West Chester, Ohio
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We thought we would stop and eat lunch and take bathroom break on way to savannah, visitors center is only open Tuesday-Friday so no bathrooms are open or anywhere else in park, we stopped on a Sunday, looks pretty and we would have liked to stay

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Van Wert, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Drove around and looked at the sights thus morning. Very hot, so no hiking, but thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and peacefulness. Got out and read all the plaques about Ft. Watson and Swamp Fox. Now want to go home and watch that movie again! Beautiful area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Not far off of I-95 is the visitor center to Santee National Wildlife Refuge at the Bluff Unit. Nice displays and a beautiful view of Lake Marion. A bit of a drive to the Cuddo Unit where there are walking, biking, canoe trails and an auto drive. We were rewarded with a view of a big old alligator at Alligator... More 

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Conyers, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a large area, not well signed. It has an Indian Mound, a display about a British Fort, an auto driving tour of the refuge (look for alligators and birds) and a visitor's center. Enjoyed it all but it was hard to find the auto tour, as it was not signed but well worth the effort. If you want... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We didn't have much time here but the information center was very good. We also hiked the Wrights Bluff trail and visited the Santee Indian Mound. Both were interesting.

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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

like others, we made the stop at santee national wildlife refuge during a road trip on 95. however, do not make the same mistake we did and look up santee in google maps... it takes you to the more remote, desolate cuddo section - a much larger area, but not nearly as interesting or relevant for the average casual visitor... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Every time we drive to Florida from Canada, we always stop off at this wildlife refuge. It isn't very far off the I-95 and it’s nice to get out of the car for an hour or so to take a hike through the forest. The vegetation is so different compared to back home and it’s a real treat to enjoy... More 

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Very nice visitor's center-painted bunting at feeder was the first bird I saw there. Now added to my life-list. Number of ospreys spotted from deck of center-even one carrying a fish mouth facing forward as noted in all guides. From there drove over to the Cuddo section. As it was rainy we were not able to hike any of the... More 

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Manning
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Visit Fort Watson and enjoy the view from the top; and hear all the historic markers in the area & get directions to them with the new Clarendon County Tour App. This app will, automatically, read the markers as you approach them or you can select a silent text mode. Even if you are not in the area, you can... More 

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Marietta, Ga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

There are two main sections to this refuge. The first is off exit 102. The signs clearly show how to get to this area of the refuge. The visitor's center, which is very nice and is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly people, is at this location, as is the Native American mound, upon which the fort was built. Unfortunately, this... More 

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Address: 2125 Fort Watson Road, Summerton, SC 29148
Phone Number: 803-478-2217
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Summerton

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