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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge offers more than 14 miles of hiking and biking, an abundant and diverse array of flora and fauna, and an estimated 250 bird species. The 4,053-acre park features tidal creeks an salt marshes throughout roughly 67 percent of its area. 

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge covers Pinckney Island, Big and Little Harry Islands, Corn Island, Buzzard Island, and more. The habitat includes forestland, brushland, salt marsh, freshwater ponds, fallow field, and more. The park is a great place to visit the diverse landscape of Hilton Head Island. 

You may get the chance to view white-tailed deer, alligators, raptors, and waterfowl, bobcats, wading birds, and much more. 

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge Details

  • Take Exit 8 East towards Hilton Head Island from I-95, go 16 miles to the entrance
  • Open sunrise to sunset daily
  • Prepare with bug spray
  • No shelters, bathrooms, or other facilities available at the trailhead

Plan Your Hilton Head Island Vacation

Hilton Head Island is home to a diverse landscape and large population of wildlife. Make a plan to visit the area's beaches and other natural preserves. Start planning your Hilton Head vacation today.