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ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge

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8675 Willtown Rd, Hollywood, SC 29449-5516
+1 843-889-3084
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Remarkable Natural Treasure

Don't miss this remarkable natural treasure, which is not widely publicised in tourist advisories... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Beautiful refuge with authentic rice gates still visible.

The plantation home is very interesting, and the grounds are beautiful. You can see the remains of... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Patti S
Edisto Beach, United States
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A series of river tributaries and 18th century plantation rice canals great for kayaking and canoeing.
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28 Jul 2017
“Remarkable Natural Treasure”
27 Jun 2016
“Beautiful refuge with authentic rice gates still visible.”
8675 Willtown Rd, Hollywood, SC 29449-5516
+1 843-889-3084
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Don't miss this remarkable natural treasure, which is not widely publicised in tourist advisories. The nearly two million acres of mostly undeveloped wetlands which was a former rice growing region, includes approx. 250,000 acres donated to the ACE Conservation project. The region has several ecosystems...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The plantation home is very interesting, and the grounds are beautiful. You can see the remains of authentic rice gates in one of the ponds on the property close to the house.

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Went over the weekend after a severe storm. There was some freshly downed large limbs and a tree. However the trail was mostly well kept, low lying areas were bridged and well maintained. I think there is alot of potential for this location. One group...More

Thank s m
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We went there with our three children (10, 10 and 13) and additional family from France. It was a Saturday so the facilities were closed but we wholeheartedly enjoyed the scenery with the live oaks, the plantation and the old rice fields. We saw some...More

2  Thank Esther R
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

The Grove House, at the center of the Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, is a remarkable piece of South Carolina's plantation history. It is such a beautiful, and well restored place, though it needs more (as is the case with all our...More

2  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Wow! If you want a break from all the shopping and tourism in Charleston, drive the half-hour out to the ACE Basin. Kids and adults who appreciate the outdoors, nature and the stunning beauty of the Lowcountry will love it.

Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous place to visit via kayak. Would love to explore hiking trails. Lots of birds here, and if you are quiet you can hear the wind in the grass.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you enjoy being in the outdoors and spending quiet time in the woods, then this is the place for you. Tons of wildlife if you're quiet and plenty of bird watching if you're into that. Its a peaceful and serene atmosphere for a romantic...More

2  Thank TheAmericanSp0rtsman
Reviewed 4 June 2015

amazing wild life, you can watch dolphins swim, birds fish and pelicans sit on all the dock posts. it is close to heaven

2  Thank sherrinester
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We went last year..2013 in August...Just beautiful .lots of birds and interesting thing to see and learn..

2  Thank PattiIvie
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