- The Wildlife Refuges in South Carolina cover areas of upland forests, wetland forests, marshlands, rivers, coastal estuaries and more. These refuges provide essential habitat for wildlife and fish populations. Most were established to protect and enhance wetlands for the conservation of migratory birds; some were established to provide habitat for the Nation's endangered species. The refuges listed here all offer public use opportunities.
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Bull Island Trail, in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Recreation - The goal of the refuges is to provide quality hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and enjoyment for the public. Several of the refuges offer excellent bird-watching opportunities.
Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.
The National Wildlife Refuges in South Carolina are located in the eastern half of the state, mostly along or near the coast. The Carolina Sandhills, located 60 miles northeast of Columbia, is the farthest inland.