Caw Caw Interpretive Center Rules

The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission has Agency Rules and Regulations (PDF) that establish uniform procedures for the administration of activities within all parks and facilities. In addition to the established agency rules, the rules set forth below also govern Caw Caw Interpretive Center.  

  • Respect and be an active steward of this special place. 
  • We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes.


Remain Aware of Your Surroundings

  • Uneven surfaces, potentially hazardous wildlife, and weather extremes are part of the natural environment. Be prepared and stay aware.

Respect the Welfare of the Natural & Cultural Resources 

  • Use designated picnic areas, trash, and recycling receptacles, and take only water on trails. Failing to do so may cause animals to become nuisances and potentially dangerous.
  • Pets can have a negative impact on wildlife, and are not permitted. For their safety, pets may not be left in vehicles.
  • The feeding, harassment, and/or removal of plants, animals, or artifacts disturbs the integrity of the resources. 
  • Hunting, fishing, crabbing, and metal detecting are prohibited.


Respect the Rights of Others

  • Open fires, fireworks, firearms, and other weapons are dangerous to wildlife and visitors and are not permitted. 
  • Bicycles and personal canoes or kayaks are not permitted due to potential for erosion, visitor safety, and wildlife disturbance. 
  • Motorized vehicles are permitted in designated areas only. 
  • To avoid disturbing wildlife and other visitors, keep radios at a low volume
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages and acts of vandalism are cause for immediate dismissal or prosecution. 
  • Charleston County Sheriff’s Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division have jurisdiction within the park.

Respect Alligators

  • Wetlands dominate this site and alligators are a natural, normal, and important part of them. Usually docile creatures, these reptiles can become aggressive as a result of being fed by people. Keeping them wild and disinterested in humans is one reason we do not allow food on trails. If you see an alligator sunning on a trail, choose an alternate route.
  • Harassing or feeding an alligator is a bad idea, and it’s against state law.