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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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Peaceful quiet with great views

This is a great place to go and enjoy peace and quiet. It's free to enter. Some areas are closed... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Terrie J
Charleston, South Carolina
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Great Eclipse view

We went for the Eclipse because it was dead center on the total line. We had not been here before... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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2125 Fort Watson Rd, Summerton, SC 29148-8638
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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
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
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

Thank Lynn W
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

Thank mcarr0ll27
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
Reviewed 5 May 2017

fished lake marion for 4 days. had a great time. windy couple of days. when the lake is flat, great fishing. catfish bit early morning and after sunset.

Thank jayrlong
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A great quick stop before I started my night shift, wish I had longer to relax, definitely would go back

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Learn about Francis Marion and a famous Civil War battle--all while listening to the birds and enjoying this lovely area. Indian relics, Lake Marion, wildlife exhibits, hiking trails, birdwatching and more are available. My young grandson and I had a picnic, learned a lot and...More

Thank vickiauthor
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

There was nobody to talk to at the visitors center. Nobody was at the front desk and we were waiting around for a while. Most of the place is blocked off for cars. The only place we were able to get to by car was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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...More

Thank hubjeanne
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