The Francis Beidler front sign is oval in shape with a painted egret in front.


Photo: Richard Covey
Photo: Richard Covey


Under Renovations

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.

Dear Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Audubon South Carolina supporters:

The hours for our boardwalk and visitor center at Beidler are listed below. Online registration is available but not required. Plan your visit today by clicking here!

Days Open Hours
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays - On every 2nd Saturday of the month we're offering free admission to all guests! 9AM-4PM

Our boardwalk and visitor center are currently only open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9am - 4pm. 

If you are a Beidler annual pass-holder and would like to make a reservation, please reach out to staff at 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. 



Our current modified hours are listed above. Keep in mind that it takes most people an average 1.5 hours to walk the boardwalk to plan accordingly.

We are offering special events, including night walks, which allow you to explore the forest at other times. 


Closed on select holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.  If you want to visit on another holiday, please call in advance to make sure we’re open:  843-487-9988. 

Wheelchair Access

The visitor center, restrooms and boardwalk are all wheelchair accessible. One electric and one traditional wheelchair are available to borrow.


No pets, please.  (Sorry — we love them too.)

Individual Admission Fees 

Adults (ages 13 and up)  $12

Child (ages 6-12)

Children age 5 and under FREE

Please call in advance to schedule any group visit.  If your group is interested in a private tour guided by a naturalist, please see those fees here

School Group Admission Fees

For school groups, please see fees here. For large school groups, we are currently only able to offer unguided tours along the boardwalk. Guided tours for smaller groups will be subject to staffing availability. Please email for more information. 

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