Woodland Pond

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

1.0 mile

Type:

Loop

Surface:

Natural

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Visitor Center
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping

Summary:

This trail is located approximately one mile from the refuge office at Pool A. The Woodland Pond Trail is one mile in length, and passes through wetlands, upland pine, and a small open area. It loops around Pool A, so you'll return to where you've parked. This is a good trail for viewing songbirds.

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Like its longer sibling (Tate’s Trail), this easy, one-mile loop around Pool A within the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge is a pleasant excursion into an environment mainly maintained for water birds. The refuge has long been an important stopover for migratory birds; wood ducks, and Canadian geese nest here year-round. Woodland Pond Trail also features a large array of wildflowers and ferns provide a lush backdrop for much of the hike. You may even see a beaver or two. Although Tate’s and Woodland Pond trails are the only “official” trails in the refuge, there are more than 100 miles of dirt roads open to exploration.

Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Camping is available at Cheraw State Park (843-537-9656) and Lee State Park (803-428-5307).

Directions:

From Columbia: Follow Interstate 20 to US 521 (Exit 98). Turn left (north), drive into Camden and turn right onto US 1. Follow US 1 for 29 miles and pass through McBee. Continue on US 1 for 2.5 miles and turn left onto Visitor’s Drive. The trailhead is approximately one mile on the left.

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

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Lat: 34.51466497301958
Long: -80.22171948675538