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A Tree House Getaway in South Carolina
Small Tree House at the Edisto River Refuge in South Carolina

Small Tree House at the Edisto River Refuge in South Carolina

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Carolina Heritage Outfitters
Edisto River Refuge - Canadys, South Carolina -

Paddle about twelve miles down the cypress-lined Edisto River to a private tree house nestled in the woods along the riverbank. Relax in a rope hammock or on the dining deck, complete with an outdoor grill for cooking dinner, and fall asleep to the woodland lullaby of rustling trees, croaking frogs and hooting owls. Wake the next day to the sounds of morning wildlife chatter, and prepare breakfast before continuing downriver.

Provided by Carolina Heritage Outfitters, this unique tree house adventure attracts an array of outdoors enthusiasts, including couples, groups and families from around the nation and abroad. A private wildlife refuge, the 150-acre Edisto River Refuge is the largest private wildlife refuge on the longest, free flowing blackwater river in the Southeast. There are several miles of hiking trails, cypress and tupelo swamps, sandy river banks and a sandy, shallow river bottom.

Location - Near I-95, about 90 minutes from Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia

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