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Activities

Fun for the
Entire Family.

Things to do:

People come back to Edisto every year because they enjoy the low-key lifestyle. You can take the children crabbing. Go shrimping or fishing. Or just watch the sun set. As the weather begins to hint of spring we all want to get outdoors.  The sunshine is calling us to play some golf, walk on the beach, or go for a bike ride.  When summer arrives Edisto is at its peak with so many things to do.  We don't have to tell you about the beach. Edisto has been a family get a way for generations. But there's much much more.

Bird watchers find a paradise on Edisto and history lovers go exploring. They immediately sense the roots of this community which reach back to the Native Americans (visit the shell mound in the State Park).  Visiting the sites of Sea Cloud Plantation or Bleak Hall's ice house give an excuse to get out and look around. And nature, as always, is inviting you to Botany Bay, the State Park, to enjoy the bike paths or to take the short drive to Caw Caw Swamp Interpretive Center. Edisto is, after all, the gateway to the 350,000 acre ACE Basin (Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto rivers) one of the largest conservation districts in the US. (http://www.fws.gov/acebasin/)

Celebrate the drive along the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway, designated by the Federal Department of Transportation. This designation places Edisto alonside such other scenic byways as Route 66, the Alaskan Marine Byway, the Selma to Montgomery March Byway, the Outer Banks Scenic Byway, the Florida Keys Scenic Byway and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Current & Upcoming Events

January 2 ~ 3:00 pm
Edisto Book Club
Edisto Library, 1589 Hwy 174 (next to Trinity Church)
Discussion of The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo
For more info: 843-869-2355

January 6 ~ 11:30 am
Science Magic
Edisto Library, 1589 Hwy 174 (next to Trinity Church)
Make a magic potion
For info: 843-869-2355

January 8 ~ 6:30 pm
Edisto Art Guild Program for January
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
Presentation and discussion of the pastel medium by Beth Williams 
http://www.edistoartguild.com

January 10 ~ 5:30pm (every Wednesday)
Functional Fitness
Edisto Beach Civic Center
Use your own body weight for exercise
For info contact susanhtupper@gmail.com

January 12 ~ 4:00 pm
Friday Afternoon Movie
Edisto Library, 1589 Hwy 174 (next to Trinity Church)
The BFG - rated PG
for info: 843-896-2355

January 18 ~ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rock and Roll Request Night
Edisto Library, 1589 Hwy 174 (next to Trinity Church)
Request your favorite songs from the 50's & 60's; come listen and/or dance to them. Call 843-869-2355 with your requests.

January 20 ~ 11:30 am
Snowy Fun
Edisto Library, 1589 Hwy 174 (next to Trinity Church)
Read a story and make snow
For info: 843-869-2355

January 20 ~ 2:00 - 3:00 pm
New Technology for Studying Bird Migration
Edisto Beach State Park Interpretive Center- 1 Oyster Row Lane
Dr. Sidney Gauthreaux will discuss some amazing findings that have been made using new technological advances in tracking migratory birds. Free and open to the public.
http://www.edisto.org

January 20
Fundraising Dinner at Geechie Boy Mill 
Geechie Boy Mill, 2995 Hwy 174
The Jane Edwards 6th graders are going to Washington D.C. and will visit the Edisto slave cabin at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This fundraising dinner will help them get there! Featuring Gullah Geechie cuisine by chef B.J. Dennis. $100 per person. For more information or to reserve your spot call 843-631-0077.

January 21 ~ 2:30 pm
EIHPS Annual Members Meeting & Reception
Edisto Island Museum
Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society
For more info, call 843-869-1954 
http://www.edistomuseum.org

January 23 ~ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Edisto Beach Blood Drive 
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
For an appointment, call Jeanine Rhodes at 843-893-7702 or email at jgrhodes@lowcountry.com

January 28 ~ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Introduction to Soft Pastel Workshop
$50 - supplies included
For info: 843-693-7823, bethewilliamsart@aol.com

http://www.bethwilliamspastels.com

February 4 ~ 3:00 pm
Chamber Music Charleston - Edisto Concert 
Presbyterian Church on Edisto, 2164 Hwy 174
Sponsored in part by the Edisto Art Guild
http://www.chambermusiccharleston.org

February 10 ~ 4 to 6pm
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - $10 plate
Jane Edwards Elementary Cafeteria
To benefit the 6th grade class trip to Washington DC. Includes spaghetti, salad, bread & drink. Homemade desserts, raffle items and TO-GO plates available. 
Tickets at: Janes Edwards, Edisto True Value & McConkeys
 

February 10 ~ 4:00 - 8:00 pm
2nd Annual Edisto Grits Cook-off
Pressley's at the Marina
$20 Entry Fee - cash prizes
Sample grits from the best cooks on Edisto, along with an Oyster Roast. There will also be live music. Grits are free - sauces and gravies for a small fee.
http://pressleysatthemarina.com

February 12 ~ 6:30 pm
Edisto Art Guild Program for February
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
Nancy Fishback, Ceramic & Watercolor Artist
Free and open to the public
http://www.edistoartguild.com

February 17 ~ 3:00 pm
10th Annual Chili Cook-off
Whaley's - 2801 Myrtle Street
$20 Entry Fee - cash prizes
Oyster Roast
Call 843-869-2161 for more information

February 20 ~ 5:30pm
Trivia Tuesday
Edisto Island Library
Test your knowledge playing trivia! 
Prizes are from SeaCow Eatery.

February 22 ~ 7pm
Slave Cabins of SC
New First Missionary Baptist Church -1644 Hwy 174
Lecture presented by Joe McGill, Director of the Slave Dwelling Project - Free and open to the public
http://www.edistomuseum.org

February 24 ~ 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Back to Nature Event 
Build your own bluebird nest box with local naturalist Carroll Belser at historic Sunny Side Plantation. Carroll will also talk about bluebird behavior and what you can do to attract them to your yard. No charge. Reservations are required. Call 843-869-9004 or email info@edisto.org to reserve your spot and find out more details.
http://www.edisto.org

February 27 ~ 11:30 am
4th Annual Edisto Business Golf Tournament
The Plantation Course
$250 per team - make your own foursome for a Captains Choice Tourney. Which local business will take home the win?
Contact the Pro Shop to sign up by Feb.20 - 843-869-1111
http://www.theplantationcourseatedisto.com

March 6, 2018 ~ 2:15 - 3:00 pm
Chamber Music Charleston Classical Kids Concert
Jane Edwards Elementary School
Learn about the instruments of a string quartet while singing along to favorite songs and watching the classic story of Miss Rumphius come to life.
www.chambermusiccharleston.org

March 10 ~ 10am to 3pm
Edisto Island History Harvest Festival
New First Missionary Baptist Church -1644 Hwy 174
Live music, gospel performances, free hot dog lunch, children's games and the chance to have your family's historic treasured photos, documents, etc. scanned and preserved. In the event of rain, location will be Jane Edwards Elementary. Free and open to the public.
http://www.edistomuseum.org

March 10 ~ 1:00 pm
Macapalooza
Green Boat Liquor Store
2nd anniversary Mac and Cheese cook-off
$20 to enter - prizes for Judges Vote & Peoples Choice
10 tastes for $10
Proceeds go to First Responders
http://www.facebook.com/greenboatdiscountliquor

March 15 -18
Edisto Art Guild Play
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Ct.
"On Golden Pond"
3/15 - Dinner Theater-6:30pm $45/person
3/16 & 17 - 7:30pm
3/18 - 3:00pm
For Dinner Theatre reservations call: 843-869-3099
http://www.edistoartguild.com

March 17 ~ 8:30 am
7th Annual Edisto Road Race and Fundraising Festival
Course starts in Wyndham (King Cotton Road)
5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Run/Walk
Followed by the festival at Bay creek Park with a live band, arts & craft vendors and food vendors from 11:00am-4:00pm
https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/EdistoBeach/7thAnnualEdistoBeachRoadRace

March 17 ~ 9:00 am
Great American Clean-Up Spring Campaign
Sponsored by EdistoPride
Highway 174 Community Center
http://www.edistopride.org

March 31 ~ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Guild Spring Show & Sale 
Hwy 174 - Lot next to the Edistonian
http://www.edistoartguild.com

March 31, 2018 ~ 10:00AM
Gator Egg Hunt
Edisto Island Serpentarium
1st Annual Gator Egg Hunt, opens at 9am. Children 12 and under free with an adult before 10am. Also on Thursday & Friday: Turtle Egg Toss at 10am followed by snake shows, an alligator show, raffle and more fun!
www.edistoserpentarium.com

April 1 ~ 6:30 am
Easter Sunrise Service
Pavilion Parking Lot

April 4, 11, 18 and 25
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

April 9 ~ 6:30 pm
Edisto Art Guild Program for April
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
Marcus Amaker, Poet and Musician
Free and open to the public
http://www.edistoartguild.com

April 14 ~ 6:00 pm
Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner
Bay Creek Park
Dinner, Drinks and Auction
http://www.facebook.com/EdistoDU

April 21
Chickenman Memorial Golf Tournament
The Plantation Course at Edisto
Fundraiser for the Leland Vaughn Baseball Scholarship at Presbyterian College. 
For more information email: chickenmanmemorial@gmail.com
http://www.theplantationcourseatedisto.com

April 27-28
4th Annual Edisto Beach Dolphin Slam 
The Marina at Edisto Beach
Boats from Bohicket & Edisto will be fishing against each other. For information, call 843-631-5055 or themarinaeb@gmail.com 
http://www.themarinaeb.com

May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

May 5 ~ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Edisto Day Bazaar - Arts & Crafts Festival
Lion's Club 
Sponsored by the King's Daughters

May 7 ~ 6:30 pm
Edisto Art Guild Program for May 
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
Dan Brailsford, Musician & Historian
Free and open to the public
http://www.edistoartguild.com

May 12 ~ 10:00 am
1st Annual Edisto Island Classic Stand-up Paddleboard & Kayak Race
Edisto Watersports - 3731 Docksite Road
8:00 am check-in; 10:00 am start
$50 fee; proceeds to benefit ALOE Canine Rescue. Register at Paddleguru.com 
Awards presented after the race at Dockside Restaurant.
For info: Mitch Cherry, Race Director 678-754-3331
https://paddleguru.com/races/EdistoIslandClassic2018

May 22 ~ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Edisto Beach Blood Drive
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
For an appointment, call Jeanine Rhodes at 843-893-7702 or email at jgrhodes@lowcountry.com

June 1-3
Jennie Gowan Art Show
Edisto Beach Civic Center, 42 Station Court
http://www.edistoartguild.com

June 5 - August 7
BINGO!
Edisto Beach Lions Club
Tuesdays & Thursdays only. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
2907 Myrtle Street, Edisto Beach

June 6, 13, 20 and 27
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday 
9:00am - 5:00pm
http://townofedistobeach.com

June 10 ~ 6:00 pm
Arts in the Park
Bay Creek Park
Appalachian Ballet Company "Bluejeans & Ballet"
Bring your lawn chair and food & beverage
http://www.edistoartguild.com

June 23 ~ 6:30 pm ( New date)
Open Land Trust Cocktail Party/Live & Silent Auction
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
http://www.edisto.org

June (Date TBD)
Shark Tournament at Edisto Watersports
Edisto Watersports & Tackle Dock - Edisto Beach

June (Date TBD)
Jim Bost Memorial Fishing Tournament
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, call 843-631-5055
or email themarinaeb@gmail.com
http://www.themarinaeb.com

July 4
4th of July Parade
Parade starts at 10am; line up begins at 9:30 (Mikell& Myrtle Streets - Ends in Whaley's Parking lot.
Walkers, Bicycles and Golf Carts welcome. Park and enjoy watermelon after the parade!

July 4, 11, 18 and 25
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

July 8 ~ 6:00 pm
Arts in the Park
Bay Creek Park
Edisto Gumbo
Bring your lawn chair and food & beverage
http://www.edistoartguild.com

July 17 ~ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Edisto Beach Blood Drive
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
For an appointment, call Jeanine Rhodes at 843-893-7702 or email at jgrhodes@lowcountry.com

July 18-21
4th Annual Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament (final tournament in the Governor's Cup Billfishing series)
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055, or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

August 12 ~ 6:00 pm
Arts in the Park
Bay Creek Park
Edisto Jazz Group
Bring your lawn chair and food & beverage
http://www.edistoartguild.com

August 31 and September 1 & 2
9th Annual Edisto Beach Music & Shag Festival
Bay Creek Park (next door to The Marina at Edisto Beach)
Hosted by Dockside Bar & Grill. Over 30 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and three days of entertainment and family fun.

September 5, 12, 19 and 26
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

September 10 ~ 6:30pm
Edisto Art Guild Program for September 
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
http://www.edistoartguild.com

September 15 
Beach/River Sweep

October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

October 5 -14
American Craft Week
With These Hands Gallery
http://www.withthesehandsgallery.com

October 13 ~ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edisto and Beyond Tour
Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society
Annual Tour of Historic Plantations, Churches Graveyards & 
http://www.edistomuseum.org

October 13 ~ 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Art Guild Fall Show & Sale
The Edistonian General Store
Hwy 174, Edisto Beach
http://www.edistoartguild.com

October 20 ~ 11:00am - 4:00 pm
Edisto Fall Festival
Jungle Road - in front of Palmetto Plaza
Street fair/ Fall Festival features arts and crafts, bake sales and business sponsored tables.
http://www.edistochamber.com

October 23 ~ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Edisto Beach Blood Drive
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
For an appointment, call Jeanine Rhodes at 843-893-7702 or email at jgrhodes@lowcountry.com

October (Date TBA)
Trick or Treat at the Creek
Bay Creek Park (beside The Marina at Edisto Beach)
The Annual Children's Trick-or-Treat at the Creek with games, prizes, trick or treating, and a costume contest sponsored by McConkey's Jungle Shack. For information call Town Hall(843)869-2505
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

October (Date TBA)
In Shore Slam Fishing Tournament
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, call 843-631-5055 or email themarinaeb@gmail.com
http://themarinaeb.com

October (Date TBA)
Edisto Watersports 2018 Redfish Tournament
Edisto Watersports & Tackle, 3731 Docksite Road
For more information, call 843-631-0802
http://www.edistowatersports.net

November (DateTBA)
Open Land Trust Oyster Roast 
Sand Creek Farm
Live music, oysters and a lowcountry buffet. Advance ticket purchase is required. Call 843-869-9004 or buy your tickets online.
http://www.edisto.org

November 12 ~ 6:30pm
Edisto Art Guild Program for November
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
Check Art Guild website for details
http://www.edistoartguild.com

November 23 ~ 9:00am-4:00pm
Edisto Island Museum Gift Shop Annual Open House and Sale
8123 Chisolm Plantation Road
No admission to tour the museum.
843-869-1954
http://www.edistomuseum.org

November 24
With These Hands Gallery - Unveiling of the Giving Tree
547 Highway 174
With These Hands Gallery, 843-869-3509 or info@withthesehandsgallery.com
100% of proceeds go to Edisto United
http://www.withthesehandsgallery.com

November 24
Flowers Seafood 6th Annual Oyster Roast
1914 Hwy 174
6:00pm to 10:00pm
This all you can eat oyster roast is a great tradition on Edisto, and you don't want to miss it. For further info, call Flowers Seafood Company at 843-869-0033.

December 1 ~ 3:00pm & December 2 ~ 7:00pm 
Edisto Community Chorus Christmas Concert
Edisto Beach Baptist Church

December 8 
28th Annual Edisto Christmas Parade
Edisto Beach
Following the parade, Santa will greet the children at a location TBD
http://www.edistochamber.com

 

Guided Tours

Ace Basin Tours
843-869-3099 / www.acebasintours.com

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
800-979-3370  843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Fontaine Charters
843-303-7394 / www.fontainecharters.com

Island Tours and T’ings “the Pink Van Tour”
A long time Edisto resident; family many generations on the island.
843-603-0967

Nature Tours, Shelling & Sunset Tours
Edisto Watersports
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.biz

Edisto Shrimp Boat Charters
Captain Cliff Corley 843-729-2687
edistobeachshrimpboatcharters.com

Singleshot Guide Service
3610 Big Bay Dr, (843)557-0726

Tours of Edisto
(843)869-1984, Historical Tours
www.toursofedisto.com

Wilkinson’s Landing Kayak & Canoe
1199 Frampton Inlet Rd, (843)609-7102
www.wilkinsonslanding.com

Camping

Edisto Beach State Park
The state park, originally built by the CCC during the depression and opened in the 1930’s. The park includes 1,255 acres and offers 63 camping sites in the main campground, 50 sites in its Live Oak campground. There are 5 rustic sites, 7 vacation cabins and the park boasts picnic areas with shelters, ocean swimming and beach combing, nature trails and a boat landing with dock. The Spanish Mount Trail winds 3 ½ miles through a maritime forest. The ACE Basin interpretive center is a must see when on Edisto. 866-345-7275 (Camping and cabin reservations) / 843-869-2156 (Reservations within next 3 days) / www.SouthCarolinaParks.com

Fishing/Crabbing/Shrimping /Boating/Kayaking Charters

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Captain Clif Corley's Edisto Shrimp Boat Charters
Mobile: 843-729-2687 / cmcorley@hughes.net

Edisto Fishing Charters
843-869-2933 / www.fishedisto.com

Edisto Island Tours
USCG Licensed
Cap'n Ron & Elin Elliott
843-869-1937

Edisto Watersports & Tackle
USCG licensed captains
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

Island Bikes & Outfitters Kayak Tours
843-869-4444 / islandbikesandoutfitters.com

Raddaddy's Fishing Charters
USCG Licensed
Capt. Ron Davis
843-513-0143
radlures@aol.com

Single Shot Guide Services
USCG Licensed
Captain Charles Yeomans
843-869-3022 / www.singleshotguideservices.com

Ugly Ducklin’ II River Fishing with Steve Fralin
USCG licensed / 19’ Carolina Skiff, up to 4 anglers
843-869-1580 or 843-908-2071 / www.edistofishingcharters.com

Reefs

Edisto has two artificial reefs relatively close off shore. Built by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources you can find the locations at www.dnr.sc.gov

Fishing Tournaments

2nd Annual Edisto Beach Dolphin Slam
May TBA
The Marina at Edisto Beach
Boats from Bohicket & Edisto will be fishing against each other. Prizes awarded for heaviest dolphin. 
For information, call 843-631-5055 or themarinaeb@gmail.com 
http://www.themarinaeb.com

2nd Annual Edisto Beach Cobia Tournament
May TBA
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055,or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

2016 Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament - Governor's Cup
July 20 - 23, 2016
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055, or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

Boat Landings & Marinas

State of South Carolina Boat Landings
www.dnr.sc.gov/boating/index.html

The Marina at Edisto Beach 
Ships Store 843-631-5055

Dawhoo Landing at McKinley Washington Bridge
Intracoastal Waterway Hwy. 174
Picnic tables, courtesy and fishing dock.

Live Oak Landing at Edisto Beach State Park
Palmetto Rd. (fee)

Steamboat Landing
At the end of Steamboat Landing Rd. off of Hwy. 174
Small parking area, courtesy dock.

Edisto Watersports & Tackle
Supplies & bait
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

Note: Hunting and fishing licenses are required in SC. Licenses are available at the Edistonian General Store.

Boat Rental

Island Bikes & Outfitters
17’ Rogue Boats
843-869-4444  / www.islandbikesandoutfitters.com

 

Bike Rentals

Edisto Beach offers wonderful bike trails as does the State Park.

Edisto Bike Shop
843-217-8027

Edisto Essentials
843-869-0951 / www.edistoessentials.com

Island Bikes & Outfitters
843-869-4444 / www.islandbikesandoutfitters.com

Golf

Edisto’s temperate weather allows you to play 12 months of the year.

The Plantation Golf Course on Edisto
Recently renovated and restored to its original beauty and challenge, this course ranks with some of the best in SC. Lots of water, bring plenty of balls.
843-869-1111 / www.theplantationcourseatedisto.com

The Links at Stono Ferry
The course is approximately 25 miles off the island on Hwy. 162. just past the town of Hollywood heading toward Charleston.
843-869-1817 / www.stonoferrygolf.com

History

History is everywhere on Edisto, a great place to start is at the:

Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society Museum
Corner of Chisolm Rd. and Hwy 174 at Middleton Plantation
This museum is presented largely through private donations and memberships. It has an outstanding collection of local artifacts and interprets the history of the island from it’s earliest times to recent past. Open Tues.-Sat. 1pm to 4 p.m. A small admission fee is charged. 843-869-1954 /  www.edistomuseum.org

Edisto Interpretive Center
8377 State Cabin Road,
843-869-6834 / 843- 869-4430 ‎ / www.southcarolinaparks.com

Churches on National Historic Registry

Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island
The Sanctuary was renovated in 2003.  There is a lovely churchyard and
historic session house.
2164 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-2326 / www.pcedisto.org

The Old First Baptist Church
This is probably the oldest church building still in use on the island. There is a
monument to Hephzibah Townsand in churchyard.
1644 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-2432

Trinity Episcopal Church
Picturesque chapel and churchyard
1589 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-3568

Places of interest (Nearby off island)

Drayton Hall
(45 mins. from Edisto) 843-769-2600 / www.draytonhall.org

ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge
8675 Willtown Rd. (Headquarters in Grove Plantation)
Turn left at the intersection of Willtown Rd. and Hwy. 174
www.fws.gov/acebasin/ or www.dnr.sc.gov/marhe/nrri/acechar/egresman.htm

Charleston Convention and Visitors Center / www.charlestoncvb.com

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce / www.Beaufort-SC.org

Ed Grimball-Walking Tours of Historic Charleston 843-813-4447 www.edgrimballtours.com

Walterboro Chamber of Commerce 843-549-9595 / www.walterboro.org

Charles Towne Landing
Location of the first settlement of Charleston www.charlestowne.org/visitus.shtml

Caw Caw Interpretive Center
643 acre park showcases low country natural, historical and cultural heritage. 5200 Savannah Hwy. (Hwy. 17 near Ravenel) / www.ccprc.com/index.asp?NID=206

Nature

Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area
Botany Bay Rd. turn left at end of road - sign in / dawn to dark, seasonal hunts. Closed Tuesdays for essential maintenance
843-953-9300 /
DNR Announces Botany Bay Opening / Botany Bay Plantation / BotanybayWMA
 

Edisto Island Serpentarium
An Edisto must-see. Whether you love reptiles or hate them, you’ll come away with a better understanding of their role in our ecosystem. Created by the Clamp family, it sits right on Hwy. 174 just before the Old Post Office Restaurant as you leave the beach. 
Seasonal Hours, Gift Shop & Edisto Visitors Center, Indoor Exhibits, Reptile Exhibits, Fossil Room, and Native Americans Artifacts
843-869-1171 / www.edistoserpentariun.com

ACE Basin Interpretive Center at the Edisto Beach State Park
An outstanding look at the role our marshes and estuarine resources play when you live at the edge of the ocean.

Rare, Threatened or Endangered Species
If you look to your right as you come onto the island you may spot the bald eagle that likes to sit on top of the power pole next to the McKinley Washington Bridge. You may also see wood storks, ospreys and other not-so-common birds. Yet there are a number plants and animals that are not so well known worth looking for. To learn more go here:
Click here »
and here:
www.carolinabirdclub.org/sites/SC/edistoinlet.html

Nature Tours

It’s always easier when you’re somewhere you’re not used to, if you have a guide to show you around. Here are some possibilities:

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Edisto Beach State Park
843-869-2756 (Park offices) / www.SouthCarolinaParks.com

Edisto Watersports & Tackle ACE basin boat charters
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

 

Off Island Nature Tours

Ace Basin Outpost
10232 Ace Basin Parkway (Hwy. 17 at the Ashepoo River) Green Pond
Kayak and canoe rental & tours
800-785-2925