Sewee Shell Mound area

Sewee Shell Mound area


Located in Charleston County, SC.

Official Forest Service web page for the Sewee Shell Mound Interpretive Trail


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Photo tour

A mile-long hiking trail takes you to a 4000-year-old pile of oyster shells discarded many years ago by Native Americans. Several other trails lead off into the surrounding woods, with some spectacular marsh views as well. Flora and fauna are abundant here. Note that only foot traffic is permitted on these trails.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

Public Restrooms

  • No

Hours of Operation

  • Daylight hours

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Free

How to Get There

  • Take US #17 to the town of Awendaw, then turn right onto Doar Road. When you reach the Awendaw Town Hall, be sure to take the fork off to the left. Continue down Doar Road and look for a sign that reads “Sewee Trail”. Turn right onto Forest Service road #243 (unpaved), which is known as Salt Pond Road. About halfway down the road, you will see the trail entrance on the right-hand side of the road. If you are driving, you will need to proceed to the parking area at the end of the road.


Latitude 33.00135, Longitude -79.60964 [PK304]

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