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—the 10,000-square-foot Discovery Center—will include a theater, gift shop, multi-purpose classroom and cutting-edge exhibition area featuring a great swamp pool, alligator slough and river otter habitat. 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



Bill Floyd

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