This two-mile hiking loop was created on the southern end of the preserve. The trail begins at the beach near Thoroughfare Creek Landing and offers views of Longleaf Pine and Pocosin Bay communities. The trail also includes interpretive signage about the island's abundant plants and wildlife.
The Conservancy manages the longleaf pine forests on Sandy Island Preserve with periodic controlled burns. The burns typically take place in the winter and early spring.
Partnerships & Hunting Opportunities
In 2012 The Nature Conservancy entered into an agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service where they help the Conservancy manage the wetlands surrounding the preserve. Hunting on the wetlands is managed by the USFWS. For more information and to obtain a permit call 843-527-8069. The Nature Conservancy has also entered into the Property Watch Program managed by the SC Department of Natural Resources to help police illegal hunting and other activities on the preserve. The Nature Conservancy provides an opportunity for archery hunting on the upland forests of Sandy Island Preserve for a limited number of hunters from October to November each year. Hunters can register for the drawing before September 5th by contacting Nicole Allan firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-937-8807 x-10.
For more information, contact:
The Nature Conservancy
1417 Stuart Engals Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464