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February 17, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Caw Caw Interpretive Center
5200 Savannah Highway

Ravenel, SC 29470
Caw Caw Interpretive Center
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SEWE Expo Combing the Caw Caw Wilderness

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Charleston County Parks is proud to once again offer a tour of Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel as part of this year’s Southeastern Wildlife Expo! The Combing the Caw Caw Wilderness Tour will be offered to SEWE participants and the general public, and all participants must register in advance. Just south of Charleston, The Caw Caw Interpretive Center contains a variety of South Carolina Lowcountry habitats that are known for their beauty and wildlife. Join a naturalist to explore a cypress/tupelo swamp, freshwater marsh, saltwater marsh, bottomland hardwood forest, and more. Eagles, turkeys, otters, waterfowl, and more are often observed from the trails at Caw Caw. There's no better way to learn about the wilds of the South Carolina Lowcountry. The park features over six miles of trails, boardwalks and bridges, with exhibits along the way. This site is a thriving wildlife preserve and birding hotspot because of its diverse habitats.

Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw Interpretive Center was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills to create and cultivate a series of rice fields out of prehistoric cypress swamps. In addition to former 18th and 19th century rice fields, visitors can experience an understory of thousands of naturalized tea plants from an early 20th century tea farm. Caw Caw Interpretive Center is also the only formally documented site of the 1739 Stono Rebellion. The site offers educational exhibits, interpretive displays, and natural and cultural history programs for all ages, and was recently designated as a partner site for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.

For more information on the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, visit their website.

Ages 12 & up. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

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