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Address: 2125 Fort Watson Rd, Summerton, SC 29148-8638
Phone Number: 803-478-2217

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If you love nature and/or photography, don't miss stopping here. I stop every time I'm traveling through and it never fails to fill me with awe. Make sure you drive through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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122 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love nature and/or photography, don't miss stopping here. I stop every time I'm traveling through and it never fails to fill me with awe. Make sure you drive through the Cuddo Unit. The wildlife drive through there is full of surprises: from my first ever Copperhead snake to wild pigs, wild turkeys, wild flowers, and always the beauty... More 

Thank hubjeanne
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing to see but the Indian mound . Everything was closed off there was a lot of road construction so idk if that had anything to do with it but I have been waiting and waiting to see this. I wasn't the only disappointed person stopped at Indiana mound and a few nice people were asking me if I knew... More 

Thank dolphin_watcher19
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I recently visited the Santee National Wildlife Refuge Bluff Unit and it was just great. I visited in late May 2016. I had the place to myself and only saw two people, which were park employees. There's a lovely trail with boardwalks over the swampy areas. There were lots of Bald Cypress and Red Maples growing in the swamps, which... More 

Thank timwing8
Bristow, Virginia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here feeling kinda bummed because it was Easter Sunday and we were traveling home from Florida to DC. We were planning a trip to Charleston, but it was pouring rain ALL DAY! We wandered around and found "ALLIGATOR ALLEY" and saw 4 alligators, despite the cool (71 degree), cloudy, RAINY day. We saw turtles and birds. The kids... More 

Thank deetrdh
Spring Hill, Florida
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71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I picked up brochure on the Refuge and saw info on the Indian mound so we drove over to look at it. The history of the mound and the fort was interesting. We also saw a lot of dragon flys, bumble bees and birds. I would recommend stopping at the refuge visitors center on your way to Indian mound. We... More 

Thank Lynn N
Shippensburg, PA
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83 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We were with a group of 17 people who were looking for something to do near Manning SC while on a work mission trip. Santee National Wildlife Refuge was recommended. Wonderful opportunity to see alligators and birds and ducks up close. Amazing scenery and wildlife abounds. Definite must when in the area.

3 Thank dlmorrow
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We visited in winter and found most of the hiking paths clear. There are four different sections: the Bluff Unit, Pine Island Unit, Dingle Pond Unit and Cuddo Unit. They all have different terrain and facilities such as boardwalks, viewing platforms, etc. We visited them all. The staff at the Visitor's Center in the Bluff Unit was very helpful. We... More 

Thank Shannon R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The Wildlife Refuge consists of four sections; we visited the Visitors Center, and then drove about 25 minutes to the Cuddo section which included a 7.5 mile drive around its perimeter. We had high hopes of seeing quite a few birds as well as alligators and turtles. We saw numerous butterflys, and about 10 baby mallards (at a distance) --... More 

Thank isenhourturner
West Chester, Ohio
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank Erinday13
Van Wert, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Sallyanne C

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