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

As of July 15, 2017, access to Botany Bay's beach has reopened. 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.

Property Closures:
Closed on Tuesdays

This property is also closed for the following dates in 2017 for hunting:

  • September 2 (Dove Hunt)
  • September 9 (Dove Hunt)
  • September 15 - October 10 (Archery Deer Hunt)
  • October 14 (Dove Hunt)
  • October 16 - 18 (Gun Deer Hunt)
  • October 23 - 25 (Gun Deer Hunt)
  • November 6-8 (Gun Deer Hunt)
  • November 11 (Dove Hunt)
  • November 13 - 15 (Gun Deer Hunt)
  • November 20-25 (Archery Deer Hunt)
  • December 4-6 (Gun Deer Hunt)
  • December 11 - 13 (Gun Deer Hunt)
  • December 25 - 30 (Archery Deer Hunt)
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. See Calendar of Events and Closures below for specific dates.

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

NO DRONES ALLOWED


Contact us

Daniel Barrineau
585 Donnelley Drive
Green pond, South Carolina 29446
843-844-8957
barrineaud@dnr.sc.gov

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).