Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Hilton Head

4.4
#5 of 21 in Parks in Hilton Head
A place of no motorized vehicles, few people, and thousands of birds, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge covers an area of over 1,600 hectares (4,000 acres) between the mainland and Hilton Head Island. Located on land once managed as a private game preserve, this area includes four islands, only the largest of which is open to the public. Most of the refuge consists of tidal creeks and salt marshes, sheltering diverse plant and animal life that includes white ibis, herons, egrets, white-tailed deer, and alligators. To access the best spots for bird watching and photography, bring lots of drinking water and join one of the guides for an early morning hike around the refuge. Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • We took our 12 yo son here for a morning bike ride. We arrived at 0830 and rode out to Whitepoint. The trail was crusher run with off shoots that were grass or grass/root. Pretty enough, lots of...  more »
  • This is a great place to hike and bike. There is a nice gravel path and lots of nature to see. Unfortunately though, parking is very limited and there are no restrooms or water fountains.  more »
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  • National Preserve. No telling what you may see on any given day, in the wildlife department. The overview of marshland is worth seeing. No fees.Traffic very bad coming out. Do not attempt during rush hours!!
  • Very nice nature area....check it out!

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