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    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?

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    Experience the Refuge for Yourself

    The refuge has endless opportunities for all kinds of activities, from fishing to photography.

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    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!

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    Wildlife and Habitats of the Refuge

    The variety of refuge habitats supports more than 400 species of animals, including four endangered species.

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Refuge Information

Visitor and Environmental Education Center

Education Center

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
Fun at the refuge

Recreation on the refuge

Section 3h Canoeing, Kayaking and Boating 150 W

Get outside and enjoy your refuges! Throughout the seasons, there are endless recreational experiences that await you.


About the Complex

Lowcountry Refuge Complex

Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lowcountry Refuge 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.

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