[CHARLESTON COUNTY] – Charleston County Parks is proud to offer a new tour of Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel as part of this year’s Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE)! The Combing the Caw Caw Wilderness Tour will be offered to SEWE participants and the general public on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Register now for this specialized tour with a naturalist, with the chance to observe eagles, wild turkeys, otters and waterfowl in their natural habitat. Participants will explore a cypress/tupelo swamp, freshwater and saltwater marshes, bottomland hardwood forest and more.
Registration is open for any interested party, ages 12 and up. Fees are $35 per person and include pickup and drop off from the Charleston Visitors’ Center bus shed. To sign up, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com (course number 44920), click the link below, or call 843-795-4386.
Caw Caw Interpretive Center includes over six miles of trails, boardwalks, and bridges with exhibits along the way. This site is an exceptional wildlife preserve and birding hotspot because of its diversity of 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 Expo, visit SEWE.com.