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Caw Caw Nature & History Interpretive Center

Journey from the past to the present and heritage to habitat at the Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills in agriculture to carve the series of rice fields out of cypress swamps.

To help preserve and protect our natural resources and interpretive trails, dogs and bicycles are not permitted.

5200 Savannah Highway
Highway 17 South
Ravenel, SC 29470
(843) 889-8898 or
(843) 795-4386
Tues – Sun: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Monday

$1 per person
Free: 2 years and under
Free: Gold Pass members

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  • Over 6 miles of trails with trailside exhibits
  • Elevated boardwalks through wetlands (1,435 ft.)
  • Environmental and social studies education programs from pre-school through college level
  • Interpretive exhibits, displays, and programs
  • Former 18th and 19th century rice fields and one of the important sites of the Stono Rebellion
  • Thousands of naturalized tea plants from a 20th century tea farm
  • Areas managed for wildlife including waterfowl, songbirds, otters, deer, and more
  • Favored habitats for rare wildlife: American Alligators, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagles, and others

Group Rates
Environmental Educator or Interpreter-led educational group rates are available with reservations Monday through Sunday or self-led educational group rates available with reservations Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call (843) 889-8898.
Image of a bench under a tree at Caw Caw Interpretive Center


Park fees, hours, and operating schedules are subject to change without notice.

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