Sewee Shell Ring Boardwalk

Area Status: Open
Sewee Boardwalk

The mystique surrounding the area emcompassed by this one-mile, self-guided, interpretive trail dates back 4,000 years. The trail begins along a shady lane of trees which opens into an area heavily influenced by the forces of nature and man. A large portion of the area was scarred by Hurricane Hugo and wildfire. It is a picture of a land in recovery.

The boardwalk overlooks a prehistoric shell mound and offers five interpretive stops in addition to breathtaking views of the salt marsh, tidal creek and the Intracoastal Waterway. Take an aerial look over the boardwalk and the surrounding area.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Sewee Shell Ring Trail has reopened.
Open Season: All year
Best Season: Fall, winter, spring
Restrictions: No camping. Hikers and day use only. No digging. During temperate months, be prepared for biting insects and high temperatures.

General Information


From Charleston, take US Highway 17 North to Doar Road North (SC Route 432-S). Turn right and go 2.1 miles to Salt Pond Road. Turn right onto (FS Road 243) and go 0.1 miles to trailhead.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Unsurfaced through the woods, then marsh boardwalk.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Scenery

Breathtaking views of the salt marsh, tidal creek and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Interpretive Areas

A fascinating walk through a wetland world, this historic, self-guided, interpretive trail traverses embankments built by humans dating back to the 1700s. The embankments and ditches were built to create a patchwork of fields for rice production during the lucrative rice era of the low country.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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