Audubon Center & Sanctuary at Francis Beidler Forest
336 Sanctuary Rd., Harleyville, SC 29448 Off I-26 Exit 177 through Harleyville and follow the signs Telephone: 843) 462-2150 Fax: (843) 462-2713 Website: www.beidlerforest.com Beidler Forest is the largest virgin cypress-tupelo swamp forest in the world. This 15,000 acres riverine sanctuary in the heart of Four Holes Swamp, embraces 1,800 acres of ancient trees that tower over blackwater streams, clear pools and 300 species of wildlife. A 1 3/4 mile long boardwalk, with nine rest stops and two rain shelters, takes visitors into the heart of the old-growth cypress-tupelo swamp. The swamp forest is home to 44 species of mammals, 140 species of birds, 39 species of fish, 50 species of reptiles, 40 species of amphibian and various creatures. Days & Hours of Operation: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, December 24, 25, 31 and New Year’s Day. Accessible to Handicapped: Yes Admission Charge: Yes Members free. Canoe trips, night walks and other activities available in season and by reservation.