Francis Marion National Forest

Sewee Visitor Center

The Sewee Visitor Center showcases the heritage and natural history of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Jointly operated by the USDA Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the facility features tourist information on recreational opportunities available on the Francis Marion National Forest and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The center exhibits hands-on interpretive displays on the unique and valuable ecosystems of the forest and refuge. A live red wolf education area increases knowledge and understanding of this endangered species. The Visitor Center has an auditorium with an orientation film and environmental education classrooms/laboratories. Booklets and other informative materials are for sale at the center.

Another partner, the South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey hosts a facility on the grounds of the center for viewing live birds of prey, such as eagles, hawks and osprey. The purpose of the facility is to educate visitors about the role that birds of prey play in the ecosystems of the Lowcountry.

Directions: From Charleston, take U.S. Highway 17 north. Go about 18 miles. The center is located on the right.
Fees: There is no entrance fee. Please contact the Center to find out about fees that may be associated with special interpretive programs.

Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center
5821 Highway 17 North
Awendaw, SC 29429
Phone: (843) 928-3368
Fax: (843) 928-3828

Other Addresses

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge:
(843) 928-3264

Wambaw Ranger District
P.O. Box 788
McClellanville, SC 29458
Phone: (843) 887-3257
Fax: (843) 887-3848

Witherbee Ranger District
2421 Witherbee Road
Cordesville, SC 29434
Phone: (843) 336-3248
Fax: (843) 336-4789

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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