Trail Activities: t

  • Hike


3.5 miles


One Way



Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

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


This trail is 3.5 miles in length. It provides a number of bird and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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From the Lake Bee Recreation Area, this easy to walk trail is marked by white keyhole shaped blazes. You will cross SC 145 where you can turn either way to go around Lake 12. Once past the Lake 12 you can continue to the end at Martin’s Lake. At Martin’s Lake you will find a photo blind and a lookout tower that offers a panoramic view of the area. The Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge is primarily geared to provide habitats for migrating water birds, so this is an especially good bird watching site in the winter. It is also home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Facilities are available at the Lake Bee Recreation Area.

Hours: Dawn to dusk


From Columbia: Drive northeast on I-20 to Bishopville.

From Bishopville: Drive north on SC 341 to Bethune and turn right onto US 1. Pass through McBee and turn left onto SC 145. Drive approximately five miles and turn left into the Lake Bee Recreation Area. Once in the recreation area, turn left and drive to the picnic area and the trailhead.

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Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge | 23734 U.S. Highway 1, McBee, SC 29101 | (843) 335-8350

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