General Caw Caw Interpretive Center Guidelines
- Respect and be an active steward of this special place.
- We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes.
Remain Aware of Your Surroundings
- Uneven surfaces, potentially hazardous wildlife, and weather extremes are part of the natural environment. Be prepared and stay aware.
Respect the Welfare of the Natural & Cultural Resources
- Use designated picnic areas, trash, and recycling receptacles, and take only water on trails. Failing to do so may cause animals to become nuisances and potentially dangerous.
- Pets can have a negative impact on wildlife, and are not permitted. For their safety, pets may not be left in vehicles.
- The feeding, harassment, and/or removal of plants, animals, or artifacts disturbs the integrity of the resources.
- Hunting, fishing, crabbing, and metal detecting are prohibited.
Respect the Rights of Others
- Open fires, fireworks, firearms, and other weapons are dangerous to wildlife and visitors and are not permitted.
- Bicycles and personal canoes or kayaks are not permitted due to potential for erosion, visitor safety, and wildlife disturbance.
- Motorized vehicles are permitted in designated areas only.
- To avoid disturbing wildlife and other visitors, keep radios at a low volume
- Possession of alcoholic beverages and acts of vandalism are cause for immediate dismissal or prosecution.
- Charleston County Sheriff’s Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division have jurisdiction within the park.
- Wetlands dominate this site and alligators are a natural, normal, and important part of them. Usually docile creatures, these reptiles can become aggressive as a result of being fed by people. Keeping them wild and disinterested in humans is one reason we do not allow food on trails. If you see an alligator sunning on a trail, choose an alternate route.
- Harassing or feeding an alligator is a bad idea, and it’s against state law.