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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina | by Ken Lund
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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina

The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,053-acre (16 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located in Beaufort County, South Carolina between the mainland and Hilton Head Island. Named after Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, it was established to provide a nature and forest preserve for aesthetic and conservation purposes.


Wildlife commonly observed on Pinckney Island include waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, neo-tropical migrants, and white-tailed deer, with large concentrations of white ibis, herons, and egrets. Other species include the American Alligator, Flatwoods Salamander, Nine-banded armadillo, Bald Eagle, and the Wood Stork.


There is no visitor center at the refuge. However, there are opportunities for hiking, cycling, photography and wildlife observation.

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Taken on June 5, 2011