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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4506
+1 843-671-1343
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Interesting - pleasant surprise

We entered the Forest Preserve not knowing what to expect. We found it interesting and in some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bbechelli
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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Took kids to see alligators

We spent 2 hours walking alongside the shoreline of Lake Joe as recommended by someone at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
melseyt
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lake joe” (24 reviews)
“fish island” (14 reviews)
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Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4506
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We entered the Forest Preserve not knowing what to expect. We found it interesting and in some spots beautiful. Take your time and take it all in. We loved it. Great thing to do with children.

Thank bbechelli
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours walking alongside the shoreline of Lake Joe as recommended by someone at the preserve office for a good place to find alligators. we did see one alligator and lots of turtles at Lake Joe. There also is an alligator tour boat...More

Thank melseyt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was shocked to realize that the address and marker location for this attraction was wrong on trip advisor. We almost missed it while at Sea Pines for the day because the address had it placed on the other side of Hilton Head. The actual...More

1  Thank 50stateswithtwins
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend you bike around this beautiful preserve. Saw blue heron and alligator up close and personal.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The signage is minimal and confusing. We almost bailed on it until we found the Greenwood entrance. For certain, look for the Greenwood entrance! Great area for walking around. The shell circle is pretty fascinating.

Thank EDF1958
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a $6 entree fee per car, but it is worth it! The trails are neat and the walkways are well kept. Maps of the reserve are available at the parking lots (if they aren’t with the information boards, keep an eye out for...More

2  Thank WanderingOnion
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a bit skeptical after reading a few recent reviews, but we went for some exercise and to see the wildlife. The trails are fairly well marked, but pick up a map on your way in to help get around. Also take water -...More

Thank ziggyanddaisy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good walking trail for the nature enthusiast. We saw a lot of wildlife! Two baby gators in the swampy area and larger ones in the ponds, an owl right over our head in a tree, snakes, turtles, fish, and tree frogs. We walked the path...More

Thank Nicole K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love to go on "gator sighting" adventures...always a thrill to see these dinosaurs in person...we look forward to this every trip

1  Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This can be a pleasant walk but certainly wasn't a wild life education when we were there. Not sure that I would rush to go back when on Hilton Head.

Thank sktwisconsin
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dgsdks
8 March 2018|
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Response from Nicole K | Reviewed this property |
So my Dad has a motorized scooter. Yes we took him along the walking trail when it was dry. However, parts were bumpy due to the tree roots and such. It is possible to take someone in a wheelchair but it truly depends on... More
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SCBennie
6 December 2017|
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Response from Kdavid456 | Reviewed this property |
The walking trails were closed due to hurricane damage at the time that we visited. We stayed on the bike trails, and even though it had recently rained, they were in good shape. Sorry I can’t add any better insight. We... More
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lindascotty
4 July 2017|
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Response from Beth H | Reviewed this property |
We have walked our dog thru the persevere. Always in a leash.
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