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Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge
Georgetown County
Regional Director: Jeffrey J Kline

Refuge Headquarters Address:
21424 N Fraser Street (Hwy 701)
Georgetown, SC 29440

Coordinates:
33°39’11.78” N
79°09’43.02” W

We will be traveling to Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge Saturday October 28th. It will be in two parts. We will meet at the headquarters of the refuge at 10:00 Saturday morning. It is located on US 701 fifteen miles or so south of Conway, and 21 miles north of downtown Georgetown. It is just south of major bridge construction on the highway which deletes several trails there we could have gone on. We will spend an hour there overlooking the beautiful Great Pee Dee River, which they do not seem to want us to launch kayaks there. There were a moderate number of birds there during the scouting trip, one of which was a yellow throated vireo. There were at least 15 varieties of butterflies on the numerous lantana plants, as well as other plants.

We will they caravan 13 miles or so to the Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area of the Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge. It is quite beautiful with several miles of trails in the hard wood wetland forest. The boardwalk is closed because of Matthew, but the trails are nice, and not too long. There are very nice picnic areas there but the real positive is a canoe launch and quick access to the Waccamaw River. The current was mellow as I visited, and matched my general overall feelings for the place.

Conway is Conway, and I will work on a vegetarian place to eat, for those of us who do not like to kill. There are no vegetarian eateries in the backwoods.

Cheers
Jeff Kline

Refuge Headquarters Address:
21424 N Fraser Street (Hwy 701)
Georgetown, SC 29440

Coordinates:
33°39’11.78” N
79°09’43.02” W

Organizer

Eastern Regional Director(s)