THINGS TO DO IN SANTEE
Santee National Wildlife Refuge
The Santee National Wildlife Refuge (created in 1941) is located on the north shore of Lake Marion. It is a major wintering area for ducks and geese, as well as a nesting and stopover area for neo-tropical migratory birds, raptors, shore birds, and wading birds. Endangered/threatened species on the Refuge include the American alligator and the wood stork. Numerous other species of wildlife are indigenous to this area. Public use opportunities at the refuge include a Visitor Center with educational exhibits, walking trails, an auto tour route, wildlife observation and photography, hunting, and fishing.