Preserved Lands

Kiawah Island is a gated community and as such requires a guest access pass if you are not a property owner or reserved guest of the island. If you are not a property owner or reserved guest and would like to visit one of our preserved areas, please contact Collie Farah (Kiawah Conservancy Land Preservation Specialist) at collie@kiawahconservancy.org or 843-768-2029 to schedule a visit and obtain a gate pass for the island.


Ocean Course Drive Nature Area

Oceans Course Nature Area at Kiawah Conservancy

Owned Property

Preserved: January 2015

Preserved: 3.1 acres

Preserved: Adjacent to the Ocean Course, between Ibis Pond and Willet Pond

Habitat Type: Maritime forest, salt shrub thicket, maritime shrub thicket and tidal salt marsh

Conservation Value: The diversity of understory-rich habitats at the Ocean Course Drive Nature Area property provides a critical daytime resting and denning area for bobcats. The property was used as a den site during 2010 and 2012. In addition, there have been three den sites in areas directly adjacent to the Ocean Course Nature Area property.

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