Trip Planner:   USA  /  South Carolina  /  Summerton  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Santee National Wildlife Refuge
Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Summerton
(4/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Santee National Wildlife Refuge is a 15000acre refuge alongside Lake Marion, an impoundment of the Santee River of Clarendon County, South Carolina. The refuge is especially important for a large number of wetlands that support migratory birds. The refuge also contains the Santee Native American mound, which is the farthest eastern known representation of the Mississippian culture. Later built upon this same mound was the Revolutionary British Fort Watson, which was taken by Marion's Brigade in April 1781. The site has been an important site of archeological investigations.Within the refuge, which consists of mixed hardwoods and pines, marsh, old croplands, impoundments and open water, is a large diversity of wildlife, including bald eagles, and even the peregrine falcon. More common are deer, raccoons, bobcats, alligators, teal, wood ducks, Canada geese, mallards, pintails, red-tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, and wild turkeys.
A visit to Santee National Wildlife Refuge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Summerton vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
Source
Create a full Summerton itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Summerton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in South Carolina by other users

44 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Hilton Head BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Miami, Myrtle Beach & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in South Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There was nobody to talk to at the visitors center. Nobody was at the front desk and we were waiting around for a while. Most of the place is blocked off for cars. The only place we were able to get t...  more »
  • If you love nature and/or photography, don't miss stopping here. I stop every time I'm traveling through and it never fails to fill me with awe. Make sure you drive through the Cuddo Unit. The wildlif...  more »
  • Nothing to see but the Indian mound . Everything was closed off there was a lot of road construction so idk if that had anything to do with it but I have been waiting and waiting to see this. I wasn't...  more »
Google
  • Great wildlife and easy trails
  • Love the walking trails...
  • Beautiful!
  • if you love the outdoors you'll love this refuge. Witness wildlife in it's natural habitat. Everything from deer to wild turkeys to waterfowl. Bald eagles are common nowadays as well. Great staff and a great experience!
  • Great wildlife and info on them. Also Indian burial grounds.