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Santee National Wildlife Refuge

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2125 Fort Watson Rd, Summerton, SC 29148-8638
+1 803-478-2217
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Huge Wildlife Refuge

The Visitors Center (VC) & gardens were very nice! There were many birds around the VC. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ABQJean
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The Cuddo Unit Wildlife Drive is Worth the Time

After walking the mile-long Wrights Bluff Trail, we proceeded to the nearby Cuddo Unit and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gaminwoman
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2125 Fort Watson Rd, Summerton, SC 29148-8638
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Visitors Center (VC) & gardens were very nice! There were many birds around the VC. We enjoyed hearing them sing! Visited the Bluff Unit...climbed the stairs to the lookout & read the plaques down below. Had difficulty finding the Dingle Pond Unit due to...More

Thank ABQJean
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking the mile-long Wrights Bluff Trail, we proceeded to the nearby Cuddo Unit and enjoyed the 7.5 mile long drive. We saw ospreys, a beautiful lily pond, herons on a nest, wild turkeys, and the alligator trail, although it was closed. The visitor center...More

Thank gaminwoman
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

At exit 102 on I-95 in South Carolina, this refuge is home to many species of migratory birds all year round. Now the songbirds are here and seeing the painted buntings brought a smile. The Visitor Center had a welcoming staff of volunteers and loads...More

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I suspect this place is gorgeous on a sunny day. The lake is very large and there are two "parts". There is a visitor's center - but I passed on that. I drove around much of the park and got out to walk on a...More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were disappointed to learn that the wildlife refuge was closed. We wanted to photograph birds. What else can I say. I did not give a good rating because the hours did not match with the published hours.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go and enjoy peace and quiet. It's free to enter. Some areas are closed. The main office is only open Tuesday through Friday from 8 until 4. There is a covered area in the parking lot with maps and...More

Thank Terrie J
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went for the Eclipse because it was dead center on the total line. We had not been here before so were not sure what to expect. The park did a great job of preparing everything for the expected crowds. The had plenty of staff...More

Thank Nyrken
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We visited 2 separate areas of the refuge. The Cuddo Unit is a few miles from the Bluff Unit. At Cuddo, we drove a one way 7.5 mile loop in search of alligators, but the only thing we saw was a snake. The drive is...More

1  Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We were heading home from Florida and we stayed the night at the Best Western in Santee, South Carolina. Next morning we looked at the weather up north and decided to stay an extra day in Santee to let a snowstorm clear out of our...More

1  Thank NYCIrish1944
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Santeria wildlife refuge on our way to Florida for a quick stop and to stretch our legs. It was a nice quiet park with lots of trails. Unfortunately the welcome center was not open even though we came during their open...More

Thank Allie C
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