List of National Natural Landmarks in South Carolina

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There are six National Natural Landmarks in the U.S. state of South Carolina.


Name Image Date Location County Description
1 Congaree River Swamp SC Congaree Swamp River.jpg May 1974 Columbia 33°47′N 80°47′W / 33.783°N 80.783°W / 33.783; -80.783 (Congaree River Swamp) Richland The most extensive, mature cypress-gum swamp and bottomland hardwood forest complex in the State and a sanctuary for wildlife.[1]
2 Flat Creek Natural Area and 40 Acre Rock SC Flat Creek NA.JPG August 1984 Kershaw 34°40′8″N 80°31′38″W / 34.66889°N 80.52722°W / 34.66889; -80.52722 (Flat Creek Natural Area and 40 Acre Rock) Lancaster Contains the largest remaining undisturbed granitic flat-rock outcrop in the Carolina Piedmont. Flat-rock vegetation is in good condition, including 13 rare or endemic species and 20 other species characteristic of these outcrops. Flat Creek Dike is one of the thickest in eastern North America at 1,123 ft (342 m).[2]
3 Francis Beidler Forest SC Francis Beidler Forest.JPG March 1979 Harleyville 33°14′N 80°21′W / 33.233°N 80.350°W / 33.233; -80.350 (Francis Beidler Forest) Berkeley & Dorchester One of the last large virgin stands of bald cypress-tupelo gum swamp in the United States, with five major community types providing for a rich diversity of species.[3]
4 John de la Howe Forest SC John DeLa Howe.jpg January 1976 McCormick 33°56′N 82°24′W / 33.933°N 82.400°W / 33.933; -82.400 (John de la Howe Forest) McCormick An old-growth stand of oak-pine forest protected against fire and timbering since 1797, and one of the best remaining examples of this type of forest in the Piedmont.[4]
5 St. Phillips Island SC St Phillips Island.JPG May 1986 Beaufort 32°17′N 80°37′W / 32.283°N 80.617°W / 32.283; -80.617 (St. Phillips Island) Beaufort This barrier island is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) in length and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide. It is unique among the barrier islands of Georgia, South Carolina and northern Florida, because it exists in a nearly undisturbed state with minimal development and past consumptive use; it is also unique to the entire Atlantic Coast for the pronounced multiple vegetated beach dune ridges found here.[5]
6 Stevens Creek Natural Area SC Stevens Creek NA.JPG March 1979 Plum Branch 33°50′39″N 82°13′27″W / 33.84417°N 82.22417°W / 33.84417; -82.22417 (Stevens Creek Natural Area) McCormick Pleistocene relict ecosystem harboring flora considered unusual for its combination of plants in this southern location due to unique microenvironmental conditions.[6]

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