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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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  • Visited in July And even though the weather was very warm it was lovely to walk around and see all the beautiful birds. There are swans there that are only living in that particular place other than.....  more »
  • What a beautiful spot in the city of Sumter. Free park with 6 different species of swans. So clean and maintained. Signage is great. nice boardwalk. The wildlife is so amazing to see. The trees and...  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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