Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin NWR
Southeast Region



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Welcome to ACE Basin NWR

Presently at approximately 12,000 acres, the refuge may encompass 18,000 acres upon completion of additional purchases and consists of two separate units. The Combahee Unit is located near Yemassee, SC, and the Edisto Unit is on the old Grove Plantation near Adams Run, SC.


Refuge Headquarters:

The Grove Plantation House, built in 1828, is one of few antebellum mansions in the ACE Basin area to survive the Civil War. Former owners ensured it would be preserved by placing it on the National Register of Historical Places.

Grove Plantation House. Credit: USFWS

For more information, go to History of the Plantation


  • Old Photo House Back
  • East Side
  • Old Photo Front
  • Another Old pic of the front
  • Old Photo outbuildings
  • Old Photo looking down staircase
  • West Side



Last updated: November 7, 2013