Carolina Bay Nature Preserve
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- Scenic Observation
- No Fee
- No Camping
Carolina Bay Nature Preserve offers nature trails to wander through natural wetlands locating in the city of Aiken.
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 sunsetDirections:
Located on Price Avenue SE, just off SC #19 (Whiskey Road) in Aiken, SC, across the street from Virginia Acres Park.