Passage of the Palmetto Trail
This easy walking/biking section of the Palmetto Trail
connects the Swamp Fox Passage to the ocean and serves as the coastal
trailhead for the statewide trail on its way to the mountains. You
will follow Awendaw Creek and pass through the surrounding marsh area,
which provides a home for many shore birds and other lowland wildlife.
A scenic overlook and boardwalk provide and opportunity to stop and
enjoy a sweeping view of the area and the Intracoastal Waterway. Use
extreme caution when you cross US 17.
and restrooms for trail users are available at Buck Hall Recreation
Area. Insect repellant is recommended during warmer months.
For additional information from Palmetto
All visitors must pay to
use Buck Hall Recreation Area. $5 per vehicle per day, payable at
the self-pay station or a $25 annual pass is available at the Wambaw
Reservations may be made by calling 877-444-6777 or using
www.reserveusa.com. A $9
reservation fee will be added.
From McClellanville drive south on US17 approximately 6.5 miles, or
from Awendaw drive north approximately 3 miles and turn at the Buck
Hall Recreation Area sign. Drive to the end of the road and the
trailhead is at the small parking area on the left. You can also
access the Awendaw Passage from the Swamp Fox Passage west of Awendaw.
Dawn to dusk.
At Buck Hall Recreation Area.
Information: Francis Marion
National Forest, Witherbee Ranger District, 2421 Witherbee Road,
Cordesville, S.C. 29434. Telephone:
843-336-3248. Also try the Sewee Visitor
& Environmental Education Center, 5821 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw, SC
Conservation Foundation, 1314 Lincoln St., Suite 305, Columbia, SC
Updated: September 18, 2008
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