South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Old Island Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area
Map of Property
Directions to Property
Old Island Heritage Preserve is only accessible by boat. To reach the preserve, put in at Russ Point Landing at Fripps Inlet on the south end of Hunting Island State Park. Travel across Fripps Inlet to either Old House Creek or the Story River. The preserve is on the right side of Old House Creek and on the left side of the Story River. The uplands are difficult to access without crossing expanses of salt marsh. Perhaps the best way to view the preserve is paddling its boundary in a canoe or kayak. The shallow creeks and salt marsh have good numbers of shorebirds, egrets, herons, gulls, terns and red-winged blackbirds.