Audubon's Francis Beidler Forest

Photo: Camilla Cerea, Audubon
Photo: Camilla Cerea, Audubon

Dear Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Audubon South Carolina supporters:

Please note: Covid-19 modifications!

The boardwalk at Beidler is currently open under a modified schedule. Below is the current plan for its hours of operation. Plan your visit today by clicking here!

Month Days Hours
June Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays Only 9AM-4PM
July Fridays and Saturdays Only 9AM-4PM

Although our visitor center is currently closed, there is a handicap accessible portable restroom on-site for visitor use. Please follow Covid-19 procedures by bringing a mask with you and maintaining social distancing. 

If you are a Beidler annual pass-holder and would like to make a reservation, please reach out to staff at or call us at 843-487-9988. 
If you would like to become a Beidler annual pass-holder, and support your favorite swamp, please click here to purchase an annual pass. 
If you are unable to register for a walk on our boardwalk, consider visiting the new Grasslands-Woodland Trails near the entrance to the center! No admissions or reservations are required, although online donations are always appreciated.  

Stay in touch and subscribe to receive our eNewsletter and other updates from Beidler! We also invite you to visit our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and virtual education opportunities.  

Feel the beauty and serenity of this ancient forest . . .

Frequented by photographers and nature lovers from all over the world, our 18,000-acre bird and wildlife sanctuary offers a beauty unsurpassed in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Beidler is the world’s largest virgin cypress-tupelo swamp forest — a pristine ecosystem untouched for millennia. Enjoy thousand-year-old trees, a range of wildlife, and the quiet flow of blackwater, all from the safety of our 1.75-mile boardwalk.