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Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter

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Swan Lake Iris Gardens is a public park located in Sumter, South Carolina. It is currently the only public park in the United States to have all eight species of swans—including Royal White Mutes, Black Necks, Coscorobas, Whoopers, Black Australians, Whistlers, Bewicks, and Trumpeters.

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  • From my house it’s an hour & a half drive to Sumter but we don’t mind. Swan Lake never disappoints. Especially at the holidays with the light displays. Fun and imaginative. Takes about 10 minutes to.....  more »
  • The one place in the world that has all 8 species of swans. Nice stroll around the lake that is almost a mile long on the most popular side.  more »
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  • Very nice 3/4 mile walk around the lake. Park Ranger very helpful, even offered a ride in his golf cart, but we wanted to walk. Lots of swans as well as Canadian geese, ducks, egrets and more. Quite a few varieties of swans. Parking available across street as main entrance under construction. Bridge over highway from parking lot
  • Beautiful park in Sumter, SC with walking paths of at least 4-5 miles. Beautiful flowers and trees. A well maintained and large pond with all types of geese, ducks, and turtles. We even saw a couple of small alligators that had to be caught and moved! There's also a small store open until about 2pm and a couple of playground areas for the kids. There are several covered pavilions that have huge fans underneath them for cool air circulation under the shaded pavilions.

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