Francis Beidler Forest
Located in Dorchester County, SC.
336 Sanctuary Road
Harleyville, SC 29448
Francis Beidler Forest web site
The Francis Beidler Forest in the Four Holes Swamp contains the largest remaining stand of virgin, old-growth bald cypress and tupelo gum trees in the world. A portion of this swamp is visible from the boardwalk, which is 13/4 miles long. There is also a museum and gift shop near the entrance. Bugs can be a serious nuisance at certain times of the year.
Features and Facilities
- Picnic tables, shelters
- Walking paths
- Drinking water
Hours of Operation
- 9:00a-5:00p, except for Mondays and certain holidays
Admission or Parking Fee
- Children (ages 0 - 5), Free
- Youth (ages 6 - 12), $4.00
- Adults (ages 13 - 64), $8.00
- Senior Citizens (ages 65 +), $7.00
- Call 843-462-2150 for information about school groups.
How to Get There
Take I-26 to exit #177. Go south on SC #453 for 2.0 kilometers (1.2 miles). Turn left on US #178 and go southeast 11.7 km. (7.2 mi.), then turn left onto Beidler Forest Road (#28). From here, follow the signs to the Francis Beidler Forest.
Latitude 33.22092, Longitude -80.35423 [PK370]
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