Caw Caw County Park (Ravenel): Once the site of several working rice plantations carved into a cypress swamp, Caw Caw now boasts 6 miles of raised trails through the watery landscape. Alligators, deer, and otters abound, and bald eagles, kites, and a host of waterfowl are commonly present. Trailside interpretive signs explain the land’s natural and plantation history. Despite the excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, visitors often have the trails at Caw Caw all to themselves.
Directions from Charleston: Head 15 miles south on Hwy 17 from downtown. Enter the park from Hwy 17 on your right.