Cypress Swamp Nature

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike


0.5 miles




Natural, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Visitor Center
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping
  • Scenic Observation
  • Pets
  • No Fee


The Cypress Swamp Nature Trail starts among upland hardwoods and leads you down to a cypress swamp. There are many things to see in a short walk along this trail.

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From the trailhead at the post and rail fence, pick up a self-guided nature brochure for this short, level, easy walking, loop trail. Numbered signs will help you identify a variety of trees and plants including cypress, poplar, hickory, sweetgum, maple, dogwood, birch, and magnolia. You can follow the canoe launch board walk spur trail to the dark water of Edisto River. Watch for a variety of birds, deer, turtles, snakes and other wildlife.

Remember to wear insect repellant in warm weather. Pets are permitted on leashes. Restrooms are available at the camping area.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!


From I-95 - Exit 68: Drive 3 miles east on US 61 to Canadys. At the stop sign, turn left on US 15 and drive 0.3 mile to the park entrance on the left. The trailhead is located at the post-and-rail fence near the park office parking area.

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Colleton State Park | 147 Wayside Lane, Canadys, SC 29433 | (843) 538-8206 | Email

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