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Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery

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Good stop on the island

My husband and I stopped by while visiting Wadmalaw Island today. The ranger gave us a very... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Unique experience

Enjoy a tour by national wildlife ranger of Atlantic sturgeon hatchery, Check hours first before... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7030 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-6815
+1 843-559-2315
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

My husband and I stopped by while visiting Wadmalaw Island today. The ranger gave us a very informative tour of their work with basically the Atlantic Sturgeon. We enjoyed the trail that had interpretative signs along the way. My husband is a fisherman but not...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoy a tour by national wildlife ranger of Atlantic sturgeon hatchery, Check hours first before driving out. Birding, views, short trail hike.

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I like to stop at fish hatcheries when we see signs for them during our travels. We are going to start looking on-line for them before we travel to incorporate them into our plans. This decision was made after our visit to...More

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We traveled to end of road and found a great stop. Our tax dollars at work doing a great job. We learned about sturgeon in the Atlantic and saw what they're doing to bring them back fantastic.guide was very helpful

1  Thank Smb1600
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a beautiful location and even though I never saw anyone, the walking trail was a very nice half mile walk along the water with informational signs posted along the way. I came on a Friday around noon and it wasn't until I was...More

3  Thank GLPrescott
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure if we would enjoy our visit when we arrived, since we didn't see anyone who seemed available to help us. We walked a couple of the trails. We tried to peer into a few holding tanks without much luck. We were about...More

1  Thank Melina M
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A beautiful drive out arbor-ed country roads to this remote destination. It's important to remember that this isn't a tourist destination but a working wildlife research center. There is a small staff keeping the place in good condition - from walking paths to vehicles to...More

2  Thank PJCapers
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I didn't feel comfortable here. No signs of welcome or people to greet. We looked at the beautiful reflections in the pond and left.

1  Thank imlin3
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I had read a little about this before we decided to take a chance and stop by. At first, we drove in, and it looked deserted; we drove around a little bit, and then spotted a Ranger. We thought we would stop to ask her...More

5  Thank LiamPl
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