Sewee Shell Ring 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 120-foot 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.
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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.|
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.
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Day HikingUnsurfaced through the woods, then marsh boardwalk.
Breathtaking views of the salt marsh, tidal creek and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
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.
Alerts & Warnings
- Bridge closure on FS road 305 on Enoree Ranger District
- New digital payment options and online reservations at Enoree recreation sites
- Halfway Creek Trailhead closure
- Damaged bridges along the Enoree Passage of Palmetto Trail; exercise caution
- Please be aware of open well hazards on Sumter National Forest