Quick Swamp Notes

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)
Admission Prices (Boardwalk) Adults: $12, Children (ages 6-12): $7, Children (under 6): Free
Admission Discount (Boardwalk) Buying tickets 24 hours in advance will give you $1 off per ticket
Hours of Operation (Grassland/Woodland Trail) Seven days a week, sunrise to sunset, no admission required
Center Phone 843-462-2150
Do you have yearly memberships? Yes. Prices are Indvidual: $50, Family (2 adults, 2 kids): $125.
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

New Hours of Operation in March!

Starting March 1st, the visitor center and boardwalk will have expanded hours.

Days Open Hours
Wednesday-Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday 11AM to 4 PM

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.  

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Photo: Richard Covey

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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.

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