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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

#5 of 117 things to do in Hilton Head Features Animals
Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 843-363-1872
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Probably Need To Wait Until Cleanup is Over

We biked over to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and then walked around it. Many of the trails were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen F
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
A nice walk in the woods

We were there 7 months after hurricane Matthew, so there were still a lot of trees down and a lot... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
hlmalcolm2017
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Reviewed yesterday

We biked over to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and then walked around it. Many of the trails were closed for cleanup from Hurricane Matthew, so we could not get over to the Indian Shell Ring. The wildflowers and alligators were cool. There is a...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were there 7 months after hurricane Matthew, so there were still a lot of trees down and a lot of cleaning up that needed to be done - thus the sign at the entrance warning us of unsafe conditions. Overall, it was still a...More

1  Thank hlmalcolm2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The preserve has an abundance of wildlife (birds, gators, etc.) with historical shell rings and modern water recirculation. The gator boat tour from H2O operaes from there with a wonderful opportunity to see eagles, osprey, gators, etc.

Thank Terry49_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biking, hiking or horseback riding through the preserve is great. The lakes are great places to spy alligators, turtles, birds and other wildlife. Mind the time of day and wear your bug spray! It is nature after all! Beautiful trees and wildflower field. Not quite...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the pictures I thought the place looked pretty awesome and I was excited about going and I'm sorry to say it was a waste of time for me. It could be because this place did get hurricane damage but even so I don't get...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This preserve you can park & walk -- you can also ride your bikes through... It's beautiful & quiet...

Thank P Dawn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biking through the forest preserve required some strong leg muscles as some of the paths we used were dirt/sand. A great workout, but also beautiful and fresh, with lots of shade. Seeing an alligator sunbathing was a nice surprse, and Mary Lake is a nice...More

Thank Rivergirl1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful reserve representative of low country with several lakes, fishing, and bird watching. Turtles and alligators in the lake areas. Boat tour available. Love to bike to the preserve and then hike. A must visit in Sea Pines!

Thank frolicmichigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has great walking trails and beautiful ponds. We saw an alligator, turtles and various birds. When we visited, it was very quiet and not crowded.

Thank dimist134
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trails were closed for maintenance but we still strolled to Indian shell ring. Fisherman's point was fantastic-saw two active gators swimming around.

Thank kellylynntodd
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Sadierosebud
Can you bike into the forest preserve?
20 March 2017|
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Response from arhlatham | Reviewed this property |
Sorry; I should have added that you can ride into the Preserve if you are staying in Sea Pines. But, if you're staying in another area I don't believe Sea Pines allows you to ride a bike in. They did allow this at one point... More
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Bill K
Is there an additional charge after the normal $6.00 car charge at the gate. Are the walking trails open after "Mathew".
7 March 2017|
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Response from Oh Z | Reviewed this property |
No extra charge. The majority of the debris has now been cleaned. Definitely all the debris in the tourist areas are clean.
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Kinzey B
How much does it cost?
5 January 2017|
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Response from Oh Z | Reviewed this property |
You can walk the trails for free. Also if you head towards the shoreline from the lighthouse, you can walk the shore line for free.
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