Latin: Protonotaria citrea
Audubon Center and Sanctuary
Photo: David Ramage
Out visitor center is currently being renovated. This means we will be closed on some days we normally would be open. Below are the current days in which our grounds (the boardwalk, visitor center, visitor center parking lot, and driveway) will NOT be open to the public.
|Friday, December 1st||Closed all day|
|Friday, December 22nd||Closed all day|
|Saturday, December 23rd||Closed all day|
|Saturday, December 24th||Closed all day|
The only thing that will still be open will be the grassland/woodland trail and its parking lot which is just outside and next to our gate.
Information about our center and trails is located here. For more information check our Visit, Program, and our Bird FAQ. Online registration for tickets is available but not required. Walk-ins welcome, we just ask that you arrive by 2 pm so you have plenty of time to enjoy the boardwalk. To purchase your tickets online click here!
|Quick Swamp Notes|
|Center Address||336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville SC, 29448|
|Hours of Operation (Center & Boardwalk)||Fri, Sat, & Sun 9AM-4PM (gate closes after 4PM)|
|Hours of Operation (Grassland/Woodland Trail)||Seven days a week, sunrise to sunset|
|Do you allow pets on your trails?||No (we do allow registered service animals)|
|Do you allow bikes on your trails?||No|
|Do you allow strollers on your trails?||Yes|
|Are your trails ADA accessible?||Boardwalk: Yes | Grassland/woodland trail: No|
|Is preregistration for tickets required?||Only for programs, not general admission|
If you would like to become a Beidler annual pass-holder, and support your favorite swamp, please click here to purchase an annual pass.
If you are unable to register for a walk on our boardwalk, consider visiting the new Grasslands-Woodland Trails near the entrance to the center! Open everyday from sunrise to sunset and no admissions or reservations are required, although online donations are always appreciated.
Photo: Richard Covey
Purchase tickets for boardwalk admission and events online.
We're open Fri to Sun from 9AM to 4PM
Frequented by photographers and nature lovers from all over the world, our 18,000-acre bird and wildlife sanctuary offers a beauty unsurpassed in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Beidler is the world’s largest old-growth cypress-tupelo swamp forest — a vibrant ecosystem untouched for millennia. Enjoy thousand-year-old trees, a range of wildlife, and the quiet flow of blackwater, all from the safety of our 1.75-mile boardwalk.