Boardwalk at Francis Beidler Forest

The 1.75-mile, ADA-compliant boardwalk at Francis Beidler Forest.

Construction on the new boardwalk at Francis Beidler Forest was completed in October 2014. Please come out and see it!

Come and enjoy the South Carolina Lowcountry's "real swamp" experience!! The National Audubon Society's Francis Beidler Forest, located in Four Holes Swamp, SC - less than an hour from Charleston - contains within its 16,000+ acres the largest remaining stand of virgin Bald Cypress and Tupelo Gum swamp forest left anywhere in the world. Here, 1,000-year-old trees and native wildlife abound in a pristine sanctuary that has been untouched for millennia.

A 1.75-mile self-guided tour along the boardwalk trail allows visitors the chance to safely venture deep into the heart of the swamp... to experience the peace and serenity that have characterized the area for centuries... to hear the sounds of bird and bug and breeze that have echoed through the trees for ages... to take a relaxing and informative walk back into time... to see a swamp the way nature intended. No pets, please.

For those with iPhones or iPod Touches, there is a free boardwalk-specific app that contains all the information in the printed guidebook plus additional text and images to cover the gaps between the stops associated with the printed guidebook.  The app should be downloaded prior to your visit.  For our German speaking guests, wir haben hier den Exkursionsfuhrer auf Deutsch zu herunterladen.

Canoe and kayak trips and naturalist-guided tours, bird walks and activities are also available seasonally and by reservation.

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