Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


  • Rotator Exploration


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

    Learn more . . .

  • 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 !

  • Rotator Conservation


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

Hurricane Information and Closure!

eBird Trail Tracker

Least Tern

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 . . .

Outdoor Kids

Kid Outside Birding

Let's go outside !!!!!!! An exciting world outdoors awaits you and there are lots of things you can do for fun.

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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.

Read more about the complex
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