Francis Beidler Forest

Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Photo: Richard Covey

Dear Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Audubon South Carolina supporters:

Please note: Covid-19 modifications!

The boardwalk and visitor center at Beidler is currently open under a modified schedule. Below is the current plan for its hours of operation. Plan your visit today by clicking here!

Month Days Hours
September Saturdays Only - Second Saturday (9/11) is free admission for all! 9AM-4PM
October Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays - Second Saturday (10/ 9) is free admission for all! 9AM-4PM
November Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays - Second Saturday (11/13) is free admission for all! 9AM-4PM

Photo: Richard Covey

Our boardwalk and visitor center are currently only open on Saturdays 9am - 4pm for the month of September. Beginning in October, the boardwalk and visitor center will be open 9am - 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Please follow Covid-19 procedures by bringing a mask with you and maintaining social distancing. 

If you are a Beidler annual pass-holder and would like to make a reservation, please reach out to staff at beidler@audubon.org or call us at 843-487-9988. 
 
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! No admissions or reservations are required, although online donations are always appreciated.  

Stay in touch and subscribe to receive our eNewsletter and other updates from Beidler! We also invite you to visit our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and virtual education opportunities.  

Feel the beauty and serenity of this ancient forest . . .

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 virgin cypress-tupelo swamp forest — a pristine 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.

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