ACE Basin


The ACE Basin is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the Atlantic Coast where the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers combine into the St. Helena Sound. It's roughly 1.1 million acres burrowed in between Charleston & Beaufort, full of pristine wetlands, hardwoods, barrier islands, beaches, and marshes. Needless to say, it is stockpiled with an impressive inventory of animal and plant life along with outdoor recreation that you can only find here.

ACE Basin Public Access Points
Bear Island, Donnelley, Botany Bay Plantation, St. Helena Sound Heritage Preserve & Edisto River (all wildlife management areas), Huntington Beach State Park, Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary, Caw Caw Nature & History Interpretive Center, Edisto Beach State Park & Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge

ACE Basin Guides & Outfitters
Beaufort Kayak Tours, Botany Bay Ecotours, Edisto Watersports & TackleCarolina Heritage Outfitters, Nature Adventure Outfitters, Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Main Photo Credit: Michael Criswell

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