Facility Activities

Birdwatching at Perimeter Pond

Do you have a penchant for the cultural history of the coastal South Carolina Lowcountry? Do you like getting outside to experience the wonders of nature and, enjoy outdoor recreation activities that challenge and sharpen your skills and knowledge of the natural world? If so, E.F.H. ACE Basin NWR is your destination. 

The refuge offers a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages. Whether it be to visit the historic Grove Plantation House and grounds or to experience outdoor pastimes, the refuge is yours to enjoy. Activities compatible with refuge objectives for wildlife and habitats include hunting, fishing, birdwatching and other wildlife observation, and photography. Fish the rivers, canals and impoundments for largemouth bass and catfish and, use the primitive bow or black powder muzzle loader to hunt white-tailed deer, Walk the dikes and trails to catch views of wildlife such as woodstorks, herons and egrets, ducks, alligators, deer and other upland animals. With historic cultural sites, breathtaking wetland vistas, and an abundance of plants and wildlife, photography is popular for many who visit the refuge.

 

Hunting is a deep rooted traditional pastime in the greater ACE Basin. ACE Basin NWR has been a favorite spot for local hunters, who return year after year to hunt deer on this 12,000-acre refuge. Hunts for deer and feral hogs are allowed in specific areas and scheduled annually. Known as...

Fishing is extremely popular within the ACE Basin area and, the refuge offers a wide variety of quality fishing opportunities for anglers to catch largemouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish. Fishing is allowed in the Combahee Unit of the refuge only. Impounded waters contained within dikes and...

The Refuge is known for its tremendous diversity of wildlife and includes 291 bird species that have been sighted on the refuge. The American Bird Conservancy and the National Audubon Society have recognized the refuge as an Important Bird Area (IBA) due to the refuge's efforts to conserve wild...

Photograpy is one of the more popular activities at E.F.H. ACE Basin NWR, for both amateur and professional photographers alike. Photographers find beautiful natural landscapes, wildlife such as white-tailed deer, alligators, and birds and, historical structures that draw photographers and other...

Walk the network of service roads, dikes and trails to discover the many wildlife species and plants found on the refuge. On the Edisto Unit, there are numerous wildlife observation points along wetland impoundments and river vistas, and about 25 miles of dirt roads and ricefield dikes open to...