Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Discover all Cape Romain has to offer in the intricate network of waterways and islands !

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  • Rotator Inspiration


    Find your inspiration in nature among the beautiful vistas of Cape Romain !

  • Rotator Fascination


    Observe the wildlife of Cape Romain— from oystercatchers to alligators !

  • Rotator Education


    Experience the diversity of life and habitats throughout Cape Romain and learn how you can help safeguard our beautiful natural places !

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    Learn about Cape Romain’s efforts to protect our natural resources in the Comprehensive Conservation Plan !


Current Conditions

Garris Landing boat launch is open to allow access to the refuge. The pier at Garris Landing is open. The Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center and other public facilities remain closed until further notice. We urge visitors to follow CDC guidelines to protect themselves and others. Maintain adequate social distancing, avoid overcrowding and exercise good hygiene. We know the outdoors is a great place to spend time without coming into close contact with others and we strive to keep our public places open when possible while protecting the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff. For more information, please visit our webpage, FWS Coronavirus Response.

FWS Coronavirus Response

Seeking Proposals for Bulls Island Ferry Concession and Tours

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, is seeking proposals to operate a concession to provide the following services: passenger ferry service to Bulls Island; interpretative talks while the ferry is underway; guided tours to Bulls Island via ferryboat, kayak, and on foot; interpretative talks while ferryboat is underway during Lighthouse Island tours (if such tours are authorized by the Refuge Manager); environmental education programs (aligned with South Carolina educational curriculum standards) for youth on Bulls Island (if such programs are authorized by the Refuge Manager); sale of drinking water to passengers.

Get the Detailed Information HERE . . .

eBird Trail Tracker

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Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge using the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker

Click here to access the eBird Trail Tracker

Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center

Rt Col Sewee Center

Serving both Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Francis Marion National Forest, the Sewee Center provides visitors interactive interpretive and educational opportunities wonderful for all ages!

See the Upcoming Events list and Learn more . . .
Interesting Facts

A Rich History

Left Col History

From the Sewee Indians to pirates, from a Confederate tower to two nineteenth-century lighthouses, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge houses a rich history across the refuge’s maze of tidal creeks, marshes, and barrier islands.

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About the Complex

The South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the The South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS