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Santee National Wildlife Refuge

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2125 Fort Watson Rd, Summerton, SC 29148-8638
+1 803-478-2217
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It was closed.

We were disappointed to learn that the wildlife refuge was closed. We wanted to photograph birds... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Susan B
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Atlanta, Georgia
Peaceful quiet with great views

This is a great place to go and enjoy peace and quiet. It's free to enter. Some areas are closed... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Terrie J
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Charleston, South Carolina
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2125 Fort Watson Rd, Summerton, SC 29148-8638
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"mound"
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were disappointed to learn that the wildlife refuge was closed. We wanted to photograph birds. What else can I say. I did not give a good rating because the hours did not match with the published hours.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go and enjoy peace and quiet. It's free to enter. Some areas are closed. The main office is only open Tuesday through Friday from 8 until 4. There is a covered area in the parking lot with maps and...More

Thank Terrie J
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went for the Eclipse because it was dead center on the total line. We had not been here before so were not sure what to expect. The park did a great job of preparing everything for the expected crowds. The had plenty of staff...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We visited 2 separate areas of the refuge. The Cuddo Unit is a few miles from the Bluff Unit. At Cuddo, we drove a one way 7.5 mile loop in search of alligators, but the only thing we saw was a snake. The drive is...More

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We were heading home from Florida and we stayed the night at the Best Western in Santee, South Carolina. Next morning we looked at the weather up north and decided to stay an extra day in Santee to let a snowstorm clear out of our...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Santeria wildlife refuge on our way to Florida for a quick stop and to stretch our legs. It was a nice quiet park with lots of trails. Unfortunately the welcome center was not open even though we came during their open...More

Thank Allie C
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

fished lake marion for 4 days. had a great time. windy couple of days. when the lake is flat, great fishing. catfish bit early morning and after sunset.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

A great quick stop before I started my night shift, wish I had longer to relax, definitely would go back

Thank Amy T
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Learn about Francis Marion and a famous Civil War battle--all while listening to the birds and enjoying this lovely area. Indian relics, Lake Marion, wildlife exhibits, hiking trails, birdwatching and more are available. My young grandson and I had a picnic, learned a lot and...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

There was nobody to talk to at the visitors center. Nobody was at the front desk and we were waiting around for a while. Most of the place is blocked off for cars. The only place we were able to get to by car was...More

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