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 or 843-768-2029 to schedule a visit and obtain a gate pass for the island.

Rhett’s Bluff Nature Area

Rhetts Bluff Nature Area at Kiawah Conservancy

Conservation Easement

Preserved: September 2010

Preserved: 2.78 acres

Preserved: Rhett’s Bluff Road and River Marsh Lane in the Center of the Rhett’s Bluff Community

Habitat Type: Isolated freshwater wetland and maritime forest

Conservation Value: This easement preserves one of Kiawah’s few freshwater wetlands. In addition, the property is a haven for wildlife and has been identified through Bobcat GPS Research as critical bobcat habitat. In 2007, a GPS-collared female bobcat and kittens were seen several times on the property, suggesting that the property was perhaps being used as a denning area. A paved path and boardwalk bisect the property offering Island owners and guests an interesting walk through the middle of this unique freshwater wetland habitat and adjacent maritime forest.

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