Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary

South Carolina's newest nature-based attraction, the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary in the City of Walterboro offers visitors the ultimate Lowcountry experience, combining history, culture, recreation and education in a singularly southern lowlands setting.



Just three minutes from I-95, the environmental jewel is ideally positioned to serve as the gateway to other nature-based centers in the state and as a catalyst for the greatly expanding ecotourism market. Located within the ACE Basin, the East Coast's largest estuarine preserve, the 842-acre Sanctuary features what may be the only "braided creek" swamp accessible to the public.





A completed network of boardwalks, hiking, biking and canoe trails provide a perfect vantage point to observe the diversity of  wildlife inhabiting the black water bottomland. The most historically significant of these paths follows the Colonial-era Charleston-to-Savannah Stagecoach Road still bearing the cypress remnants of long-fallen bridges.

The final phase of the project— Discovery Center—will include a theater, gift shop, multi-purpose classroom and cutting-edge exhibition area. We invite you to learn more about the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary and how you can become a part of this groundbreaking endeavor.


Contact Us


City Manager

Jeff Molinari

Parks Department
Adam Davis


Amy Risher

Public Works
Charlie Chewning


399 Detreville Street

Walterboro, SC  29488



Invasive Plants Article 12-05-13


Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary Dedication Ceremony in honor of George B Hartzog, Jr.-Oct 2, 2013


Dedication Ceremony Video Summary-Oct 2, 2013 -3 minutes


Dedication Ceremony Video-Oct 2, 2013 -19 minutes



2011-GSS & Rudy Mancke Pictures provided by Patricia P Schaefer