Sewee Shell Ring Trail

800px-Sewee_Shell_Ring_detail_2The Sewee Center showcases the unique heritage and natural history of South Carolina’s lowcountry. Jointly operated by the USDA Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 9,000 square foot facility exhibits hands-on interpretive displays on the unique and valuable ecosystems of the forest and refuge. In addition, Sewee Visitor Center features tourist information on recreational opportunities available on the Francis Marion National Forest and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

The center features a live red wolf education area to increase knowledge and understanding of this endangered species. Also features an interpretative trail leading to the Sewee Shell Ring.

The mystique surrounding this 1-mile-self-guided interpretive trail dates back 4000 years. The trail begins along a shady lane of trees, which opens into an area heavily influenced by the forces of nature and man. A large portion of the area was scarred by Hurricane Hugo and wildfire. It is a picture of land in recovery. Featuring five interpretive stops and a 120-foot boardwalk overlooking a prehistoric shell ring, the trail offers breathtaking views of the salt marsh, tidal creek and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

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Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center

Sewee Shell Mound Interpretive Trail

 

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