Great Swamp Sanctuary
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A short ways out of Walterboro in the opposite direction of the Tuckegee Airmen Memorial is the Great Swamp Sanctuary (www.thegreatswamp.org, daily dawn–dusk, free), a still-developing ecotourism project focusing on the Lowcountry environment. Located in one of the few braided-creek habitats accessible to the public, the 842-acre Great Swamp Sanctuary has three miles of walking and biking trails, some along the path of the old Charleston-Savannah stagecoach route.
Kayakers and canoeists can paddle along over two miles of winding creeks. A 10,000 square-foot interpretive center is in the works.
There are three entry points to the Great Swamp Sanctuary, all off Jefferies Boulevard. Here they are in west-to-east order from I-95: north onto Beach Road, north onto Detreville Street (this is considered the main entrance), and west onto Washington Street.
© Jim Morekis from Moon South Carolina, 4th Edition