Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

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    Exploration

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

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  • Rotator Inspiration

    Inspiration

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

  • Rotator Fascination

    Fascination

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

  • Rotator Education

    Education

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

  • Rotator Conservation

    Conservation

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

Information

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

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.

Learn more . . .

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

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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