Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Hilton Head

#5 of 21 in Parks in Hilton Head
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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 stopped for an evening walk during our visit to Hilton Head, and it was lovely. We loved the maritime forest, seeing crabs scurrying along in the salt marshes, and watching tons of Ibis birds at...  more »
  • Pickney Island is a place where you can walk, and walk and get lost in the scenery. It is well laid out with wide walkways for walking and biking. The only thing I disliked was the access to the...  more »
  • 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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