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Ravenel - 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


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.

Jazzmyne Weiss

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
My favorite place ever. Plenty of wildlife & different ecosystems. Great for walks. Please be careful with children! Teach them to be mindful & stay on the trails because there are alligators & snakes abound.

Erin Boyles

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Absolutely stunning scenery!!! I ran all the trails there and the center has everything.......history, swamps, gators, birds and other wildlife and awesome trails. Can't believe I didn't come here sooner. Also the staff was so friendly and welcoming. A+++++

Bill Joyce

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Lots of trails and information signs. Lots to see and well worth a visit if you like nature. Friendly people who seem happy to work here and share. There is a small fee to enter, but it is well worth it.

Katharine Johnson

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Ran the Where the Wild Things Run 5k. Enjoyed it immensely! Great trail run and very organized.

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