Physical Features


Wando River
Wando River shoreline at low tide. Image by Captain Albert E. Theberge, NOAA Corps (ret.)

Lakes & Rivers

  • Carolina Bays
    Carolina Bays are oval-shaped ponds and wetlands that occur along the Atlantic coast, many in South Carolina.
  • The Big Picture-The Catawba River
    Watch a video or listen to the radio show about the preservation efforts for the Catawba River.
  • RiverVenture
    Visit The Three Rivers in Columbia and The Estuary in Charleston and explore the natural and cultural of the rivers.

Marine & Ground Water

Geographical Features

Longleaf pine forest
Longleaf pine forest. Image by William D. Boyer, USDA Forest Service,


Natural Communities