The Francis Beidler Forest is a nationally and internationally recognized old-growth swamp open for all to visit.

Here are some of our accolades:

  • Ramsar Wetland of International Significance
  • National Park Service "National Natural Landmark"
  • Society of American Foresters "Natural Area"
  • National Audubon Society's "Important Bird Area"
  • Nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
  • South Carolina National Heritage Corridor Discovery Site
  • Winner of six $1-million North Amercan Wetlands Conservation Act grants for land protection
  • Home to the second-oldest confirmed Bald Cypress tree in the world