Beidler Forest

Hours & Admissions

Dear Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Audubon South Carolina supporters: 

Given the steady increase in COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, we have decided against re-opening our Center and Boardwalk for the month of August. Given the size and layout of our visitor center and boardwalk, we feel it is necessary to remain closed to ensure the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors.   

However, while the visitor center and boardwalk will remain closed, our staff are working hard to fast-track the opening of a new system of woodland trails near the entrance to the center! These trails will allow visitors to experience our Longleaf Pine and grassland restoration sites in a safe and socially-distant way.

Stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks about how to access these new trails! 

We also invite you to visit our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and virtual education opportunities. 

Otherwise, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 trends, and based on guidance from National Audubon, will target a re-opening once South Carolina experiences a two-week decline in reported cases, paired with guidance from local, state and federal officials. As always, wishing you health, happiness and great birding!

Hawks are big favorites at Beidler Forest. Photo: Paul Marto

Hours

Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please arrive by 3 p.m. to have time to enjoy our 1.75-mile boardwalk

Note:  we often have special events, including night walks, which allow you to explore the forest at other times.

Holidays

Closed on select holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.  If you want to visit on another holiday, please call in advance to make sure we’re open:  843.462.2150.

Wheelchair Access

The visitor center, restrooms and boardwalk are all wheelchair accessible.  One electric and one traditional wheelchair are available to borrow.

Pets

No pets, please.  (Sorry — we love them too.)

Individual Admission Fees

Adults (ages 13-64) who aren’t Audubon members $10

Adults (ages 13-64) who are Audubon members (the Audubon

discount will be offered to everyone accompanying the member)
$8
Senior Citizens (age 65+) $8
Children (ages 6-12) $5
Children under 6 FREE
Individual Annual Pass $50
Family Annual Pass (family of four) $125

Group Admission Fees

Adult Group (ages 13-64) $8 per person
Senior (age 65+) or College Group $6 per person
Club or Family Group $5 per person

Please call in advance to schedule any group visit.  If your group is interested in a private tour guided by a naturalist, please see those fees here

School Group Admission Fees

For school groups, please see fees here.  Every school group must be escorted along the boardwalk by one of our naturalists, and these private tours need to be scheduled long in advance.