Donnelly Wildlife Management Area

Charleston, South Carolina

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A walk along Boynton Nature Trail through forest and along dikes in the old ricefields of the former Mary's Island Plantation. Donnelly teems with natural attractions, including waterfowl, wildflowers, wild turkeys, whitetail deer, and alligators. Donnelley Wildlife Management Area is in the heart of South Carolina’s 350,000-acre ACE (Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto rivers) Basin, one of the East Coast’s largest undeveloped areas of estuaries and associated wetlands. Donnelley is a wildlife management area owned and operated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Bald eagles, turkey vultures, ospreys, wood storks, gallinules, coots, cormorants, eastern kingbirds, red-winged blackbirds, anhingas, and varieties of geese, grebes, loons, terns, vireos, ducks, sparrows, wrens, mergansers, warblers, hawks, herons, and many others make Donnelly WMA a mother lode of birds. Alligators, turtles, frogs, and otters populate the waterways; and the woods are filled with white-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, and foxes.

Donnelly Wildlife Management Area Professional Review and Guide

"A walk along Boynton Nature Trail through forest and along dikes in the old ricefields of the former Mary's Island Plantation. Donnelly teems with natural attractions, including waterfowl, wildflowers, wild turkeys, whitetail deer, and alligators. Donnelley Wildlife Management Area is in the heart of South Carolina’s 350,000-acre ACE (Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto rivers) Basin, one of the East Coast’s largest undeveloped areas of estuaries and associated wetlands.

Donnelley is a wildlife management area owned and operated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Bald eagles, turkey vultures, ospreys, wood storks, gallinules, coots, cormorants, eastern kingbirds, red-winged blackbirds, anhingas, and varieties of geese, grebes, loons, terns, vireos, ducks, sparrows, wrens, mergansers, warblers, hawks, herons, and many others make Donnelly WMA a mother lode of birds. Alligators, turtles, frogs, and otters populate the waterways; and the woods are filled with white-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, and foxes."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Charleston
Distance: 2.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Half a day
Season: Late winter and early spring
Local Contacts: Donnelly Wildlife Management Area 585 Donnelly Drive, Green Pond, SC 29446; (843) 844-8957.
Local Maps: Maps available outside management area office; Green Pond USGS quad.
Driving Directions: Directions to Donnelly Wildlife Management Area

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