Carolina Bay Nature Preserve

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  • Walk
  • Hike


0.8 miles





Difficulty: Easy

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  • Scenic Observation
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping


Carolina Bay Nature Preserve offers nature trails to wander through natural wetlands locating in the city of Aiken.

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The City of Aiken encourages visitors to come and walk these trails, watch wildlife, or just enjoy the pleasure of the woods and water that are only a few yards from Whiskey Road. This is a city facility with a difference: a natural wetland with minimal improvements and maximum tranquility.

Not a bay in the usual sense, Carolina Bays are oval or roughly circular depressions that are common in the lower elevations of the Carolinas. Their origins are uncertain; meteorite impacts and a variety of geological phenomena have been suggested. They tend to collect water and often develop communities of plants and animals that are not typical of the surrounding area.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset


Located on Price Avenue SE, just off SC #19 (Whiskey Road) in Aiken, SC, across the street from Virginia Acres Park.

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City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism | P.O. Box 1177, Aiken, SC 29801 | (803) 643-4779 | Email

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Lat: 33.53156792426478
Long: -81.72068890671198