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Santee National Wildlife Refuge


category : Wildlife Refuges
This 15,000-acre refuge lies within the Atlantic Coastal Plain and includes mixed hardwoods, pine plantations, marsh, croplands, old fields, ponds, impoundments, and open water. Four management units of the refuge stretch over 18 miles along the northern shore of Lake Marion supporting an array of habitats and wildlife including alligators, numerous reptile & amphibians, 300 birds (bald eagle, osprey, waterfowl, numerous shore and wading birds, painted buntings). Hunting and fishing are other activities here.


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Women's Outdoor Recreation Retreat

The Women?s Outdoor Recreation Retreat is a multi-faceted opportunity to challenge the ?woman within you.?

Summerton, SC Retreats


Fort Watson and Santee Indian Mound

This outpost was built by the British on a Santee Indian mound at least 30 feet high. Gen. Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, and Light Horse Harry Lee laid siege to the post April 15-23, 1781

Summerton, SC Historic Forts

Polly's Landing

All sites are pull through; boat ramps; 73 boatslips; 2 bath houses;

Summerton, SC Other Attractions

Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church

At a meeting in the Liberty Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1950

Summerton, SC Churches

Things to do Wildlife Refuges near Summerton, SC

Santee National Wildlife Refuge

This 15,000-acre refuge lies within the Atlantic Coastal Plain and includes mixed hardwoods, pine plantations, marsh, croplan...