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Edisto River has taken most of the Mound but don't miss the trail

The storm surge from Hurricane Matthew in November 2016 devastated the Indian Mound seawall and... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Michael B
Salem, VA
I expected more, but it was still interesting.

I expected the shell ring to be huge, but it wasn't. You only get to see a small portion of what's... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2016
Santee, South Carolina
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

These mounds are located along the nature trail in the state park, a stark reminder of the native peoples who originally inhabited the land. Bring mosquito repellant, as the trail crosses marshland. Walk in early morning to avoid the heat......and watch for wildlife, including snakes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Elizabeth Y
Reviewed April 21, 2018

The storm surge from Hurricane Matthew in November 2016 devastated the Indian Mound seawall and viewing platform, and the state park has now closed off access to the scant remains of the Mound. Despite the Edisto River's increasing encroachment, the trail itself is still intact...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed March 11, 2018

This is a beautiful trail through the woods over the marsh to the Indian mound. The mound itself has been eroded, but is still interesting for the history. The Edisto Island State Park maintains the trail very well. We walked on a cool, breezy day.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MPS333
Reviewed July 6, 2017

SO SAD! The wall built to protect the historic site is falling in and pulling the ground with it! Shame on the state & federal employees for abandoning it! Site would have been better off without the poorly engineered wall.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Margaret C
Reviewed September 28, 2016

I expected the shell ring to be huge, but it wasn't. You only get to see a small portion of what's left of it. The creek and tides have eroded much of it. I enjoyed the nice stroll though the maritime forest.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank sdkennerly
Reviewed July 23, 2016

access to the ancient mound is closed due to environmental issues. the trails are nice. hopefully the mound will be saved for visitors can enjoy the 4000 year old shell mound

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank jlantern3
Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is a fun place to hike to. Not a long hike but a fun outing to get the kids energy out. It is an easy nature trail where you can see where the edisto indians oyster mounds.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank ladybug24sc
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Although it is a long, hot walk to the Indian mound, it is very well worth the trip. Bring mosquito repellent!!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank 1975Nurse
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great trail through some beautiful forest, with nice views over the marsh. The destination is rather disappointing though

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Rob D
Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a pleasant hike through the state park; there is a $5/person fee to get in. There are places along the path to stop and sit and look at the marsh; take bug spray and binoculars. The mound is interesting to see but it's...More

Date of experience: July 2015
6  Thank Nextadventure2014
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