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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Pinckney Wildlife Refuge Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 912-652-4415
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nature fun

We went here one afternoon. Very relaxing walk through the wildlife. We saw lots of shells... read more

Reviewed yesterday
donnatM667HR
walking trails

I am a hiker and would like to check out hiking trails. This seems a good place to walk some miles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lulu85715
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Encompassing four islands and 4,000 acres, the refuge aims to preserve and protect endangered natural habitats and species. At 1,200 acres, Pinckney is the largest of the refuge's islands and the only one open to the public.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Pinckney Wildlife Refuge Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Reviewed yesterday

We went here one afternoon. Very relaxing walk through the wildlife. We saw lots of shells, numerous bird species, driftwood, Very relaxing.

Thank donnatM667HR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a hiker and would like to check out hiking trails. This seems a good place to walk some miles with nice water views and many kinds of birds. I went during the middle of the day, so it was very hot. There was...More

1  Thank Lulu85715
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what it is all about. Incredible trees, live oaks with Spanish Moss. Herons roosting in the trees. Great marshes and views of the intercoastal waterway. Alligators, snakes, egrets, and nature.

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the refuge several times, it's a nice walk with lots to see. We have enjoyed it in the fall and winter seasons.

1  Thank kimberly C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This Hilton Head treasure features the wonders of the area. From marshes to wildlife, it is all here. We took a guided tour with other locals and tourists. We enjoyed viewing local birds, fire ants (be careful!), and alligators. This is not to be missed!!!

2  Thank KLH6519
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went during the afternoon. It was quite sunny not much shade. The kids were complaining it was too hot. I didn't mind it. If you go with a group who doesn't like it hot probably best to go in the morning. Tons of birds....More

Thank mark5545768
Reviewed 7 August 2017

we took a half day trip, bug spray, and our walking shoes end went to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge to enjoy the nature, and view birds in their natural habitat. loved it!

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Children and adults alike will enjoy this museum. One building has historical displays ad the other has exhibits of local small wildlife.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We went here hoping to see some wildlife. It's a nice place to walk but i recommend going in the morning. We saw lots of birds and little fiddler crabs but it's really hot and muggy in the afternoon right now. The marshes are interesting...More

Thank JackieWheel
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Wanted to get out away from the beach for a bit and try to see some wildlife (read: alligators) so we went for a short hike. Unfortunately, we didn't get very far as it poured down rain, interrupting our walk. That said, we did make...More

Thank EffinIllini
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vairolaw
29 August 2017|
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Response from vairolaw | Reviewed this property |
Actually I googled and found the following. There are free assessability tours with a docent on Tuesday mornings at pickney island. Here is the link. Google coastalrefuges and pickney island. Glad I found out about this... More
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Regis S
14 June 2017|
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Response from rbb132 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and I recommend it, because it is a long, long way to and from the parking area across the island. You could potentially cover several MILES. Just be aware that the access road is loose gravel. It's easy to pedal a bike... More
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Regis S
14 June 2017|
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Response from bruwest | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. I would recommend bringing your bike. It's a gravel/dirt path/road that is not hard at all to bike on.
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