- The Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge includes portions of the Great Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers. Habitats range from black water forested wetlands to tidal forested and emergent wetlands, which were once the mainstay of the Georgetown rice culture.
Large concentrations of wintering waterfowl, wading birds and neotropical migratory songbirds utilize the refuge area. The area is the northernmost nesting area for swallow tailed kites.
Recreation - One of the objectives of the Refuge is to provide environmental education and interpretation, as well as opportunities for hunting, fishing, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Public use opportunities will develop as lands for the refuge are acquired.
Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.
The Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge is located near the coast, roughly between Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. It includes portions of Georgetown, Horry and Marion counties, along the Great and Little Pee Dee, and Waccamaw Rivers.