Waccamaw Photo Gallery
Experience some great photos of the refuge. Visit soon to see it all in person.
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Environmental Education at the Refuge
Interested in visiting the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge for educational purposes?
Experience the Refuge for Yourself
The refuge has endless opportunities for all kinds of activities, from fishing to photography.
Learn the History of the Refuge
Land within the acquisition boundary of the Refuge has been inhabited by humans from prehistoric periods through modern history!
Wildlife and Habitats of the Refuge
The variety of refuge habitats supports more than 400 species of animals, including four endangered species.
Fun at the refuge
Get outside and enjoy your refuges! Throughout the seasons, there are endless recreational experiences that await you.Recreation
About the Complex
The South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex includes four national wildlife refuges: Ace Basin, Cape Romain, Santee and Waccamaw. Visit them all if you can.
Waccamaw is managed as part of the Lowcountry Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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
Education is fun
In October of 2009 Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge opened the Visitor Center. Built on a 22-acre tract of land that overlooks the Great Pee Dee River and Yauhannah Lake, the 7,300 square ft. center houses an exhibit hall, auditorium, gift/book shop featuring live native animals, a conference room and a state of the art Environmental Education Center that includes a classroom/wet lab.Learn more about what the Environmental Education Center has to offer
Listed as endangered in South Carolina, the Refuge has become a nesting sanctuary for these migrating raptors.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016