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Caw Caw Interpretive Center

5200 Savannah Highway

Journey from the past to the present and heritage to habitat at the Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills in agriculture to carve the series of rice fields out of cypress swamps.


    * Over 6 miles of trails with trailside exhibits
    * Elevated boardwalks through wetlands (1,435 ft.)
    * Environmental and social studies education programs from pre-school through college level
    * Interpretive exhibits, displays, and programs
    * Former 18th and 19th century rice fields and one of the important sites of the Stono Rebellion
    * Thousands of naturalized tea plants from a 20th century tea farm
    * Areas managed for wildlife including waterfowl, songbirds, otters, deer, and more
    * Favored habitats for rare wildlife: American Alligators, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagles, and others


Ed Moore

Thursday, June 14, 2018
We had an amazing time. Probably the best attraction we hit in the Charleston area. All for $2 per person! If you enjoy birding you'll see some great specimens here. We saw at least 15 different species highlighted by painted buntings. We also saw alligators, frogs, turtles, etc. There are numerous hiking trails through swamps and former rice patties. These have an interesting history. The facilities and displays were very nice. Thomas was very helpful and mapped out a path for us throughout the grounds. He performed a golf kart rescue when my wife felt I'll out on the trail. We had a great time here and I highly recommend it!

Dannielle Minetti

Sunday, June 17, 2018
First time at this park went at high noon and strolled around for an hour. Bug spray worker better than expected only walked out with 1 bite. The paths are well maintained. There are no intermediate trails all are easy walking paths. You'll have your breath taken away by the beautiful views.

Amanda Ostrom

Monday, July 2, 2018
First visit we watched a turtle lay and bury eggs in the ground! Second visit we saw an alligator taking a nap! This place is never short of adventure. Free with Gold pass, covered lunch tables, indoor bathrooms, flat trails, friendly staff! Educational activities often scheduled. Only down side: not every bit of trails are stroller ready (parts of every one are full of tree roots or muddy after rain. I suggest large-wheeled strollers/joggers it carry littles in a hiking pack!

Susan Pratt

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
My husband and I ventured to Caw Caw for a weekend hike. We had a wonderful time hiking, even in the rain. When we arrived the staff were helpful friendly and knowledgeable. They provided us a map and outlined the best paths. We set out and walked through some truly stunning scenery. The swamp trail is not to be missed. We heard an owl, saw and alligator and learned a ton about the variety of environment. The entrance fee was very reasonable and trails well maintained. We will be back to hike these trails again and enjoy the scenery in a different season.

Amanda Szwarc

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous place to have a walk. Has so many different types of habitats in one area. Also, can't beat the price of admission.

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