Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/ Wildlife Management Area

Property Location

Botany Bay Rd.
Edisto Island, SC 29438

Latitude: 32.54  Longitude:-80.26
Acreage: 3363
County: Charleston
Game Zone: 3

Property Type: Heritage Preserve / WMA Other

Hours of Operation

Due to severe erosion from Hurricane Matthew, conditions at the beach have changed dramatically and visitors will need to exercise extreme caution at all times. The entire beach at Botany Bay is now inaccessible for several hours on either side of high tide. During this time, waves reach up to the tree line, blocking access to the beach.

Please remember that no shells, artifacts, driftwood or anything can be removed from the property grounds (including the beach).

Property Closures:

Property Regulations (Adobe PDF)

The area is open for general public visitation during daylight hours (1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. The area is closed on Tuesdays and for scheduled special hunts.

Closed in 2018 to General Visitation for Special hunts on:
September 1, 2018
September 8, 2018
September 15, 2018 - October 10, 2018 (excluding Sundays)
October 13, 2018
October 15 - 17, 2018
October 22 - 24, 2018
November 10, 2018
November 12 - 14, 2018
November 19 - 24, 2018
November 26 - 28, 2018
December 10 - 12, 2018
December 17 - 19, 2018
December 24 - 29, 2018

All visitors are required to obtain a day use pass at the kiosk located at the main gate off of Botany Bay Road. Fig Island is closed to all public access. Jason's Lake is open for adult-youth catch and release fishing Friday-Sunday. For more information contact 843-869-2713. NO HORSES OR DOGS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH OR THE CAUSEWAY TO THE BEACH.

NO Alcohol allowed

NO metal detectors


Contact us

Daniel Barrineau
585 Donnelley Drive
Green pond, South Carolina 29446

Emergency Information

Emergency - 911
DNR Law Enforcement: 1-800-922-5431
Forest Fire Dispatch: 1-800-777-3473
Report Litter Violations: 1-877-7LITTER

Report violations such as abuse, dumping, out-of-season hunting, plant thefts, vandalism, etc. Please call 1-800-922-5431 (available 24 hours/day, everyday).