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Santee National Wildlife Refuge

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Established in 1942, the Santee National Wildlife Refuge offers visitors a chance to view and explore 15,095 acres of wildlife. The refuge is located eight miles south of Summerton, South Carolina on Highway 15/301. The refuge is located on the north shore of Lake Marion in the upper coastal plains region of Clarendon County. The refuge is a major wintering area for ducks, geese and swans, and a nesting and stopover area for neo-tropical migratory birds, raptors, shore birds and wading birds. Endangered and threatened species include the red-cockaded woodpecker, bald eagle and American alligator.

The refuge aims to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl consistent with the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The refuge offers a visitors center, walking trails, an auto tour route, wildlife observation and photography.

Location: Off Hwy 301-15, Summerton South Carolina Telephone 803-478-2217

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(New Bern) Animal Care Center of New Bern
(North Myrtle Beach) Animal Hospital of North Myrtle Beach
(Georgetown) Back Woods Quail Club
(Debary) DeBary Animal Clinic
(Columbia) Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
(Columbia) Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

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