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Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

23734 U.S. Highway 1
McBee, SC 29101
(843) 335-8350

Established in 1939 as a federal refuge for indigenous wildlife and game management demonstration project, the 45,348-acre refuge now serves as a demonstration site for land management practices, which preserve and enhance the longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem. It supports approximately 190 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 41 species of reptiles, 25 species of amphibians, and innumerable species of plants, including several species of fauna and flora that are listed as threatened or endangered. These include the Swainson’s warbler, red-cockaded woodpecker, pine barrens treefrog, white wicky, Well’s pixie moss, and the sweet pitcher plant. It supports an estimated 125 clusters of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, the largest population in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Offers 30 man-made lakes & ponds, walking trails, an auto tour route, picnic areas, hunting and fishing. Click here to join the FaceBook group, Friends of Carolina Sandhills NWR.