Santee NWR Visitor Center and Headquarters
2125 Fort Watson Road
Summerton, SC 29148
Visitor Center: Tuesday – Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Refuge trails and grounds are open sunrise to sunset, EXCEPT on the Cuddo and Bluff Units, which are open as noted below:
October 1 - February 28 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 1 - September 30 - 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
There is no entrance fee
The Visitor Center/Headquarters is located at the Bluff Unit. The Visitor Center houses wildlife exhibits such as waterfowl, alligators, and neo-tropical songbirds. The Center also includes a deck overlooking Scott's Lake with a view of the Santee Indian Mound across the water. Mounted binoculars on the deck give visitors a view of birds on the water as well as the Indian mound in the distance.
The Visitor Center has binoculars and backpacks (equipped with field guides, etc) available to loan...FREE!