Edisto Beach State park Professional Review and Guide
"Half a day's walk through a maritime forest to an ancient mound of seashells. Edisto Island, named after a local tribe, was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years and was developed by Europeans as a fertile plantation island beginning around 1690. Occupied by federal troops during most of the Civil War, it was once famous for its high-quality and financially-lucrative Sea Island cotton.
The state park’s 1,255 acres comprise a dense live oak forest, an expansive salt marsh, and a 1.5- mile stretch of beach bordered by some of the state’s tallest palmetto trees. The Indian Mound Trail begins under a cool canopy of stately live oaks, then moves through a maritime forest dominated by live oaks and Carolina palmettos. Other species include loblolly pines, sweet gums, water oaks, willow oaks, and redcedars."