South Tibwin Plantation

South Tibwin Plantation


Area name

South Tibwin Plantation

Area Location

Take US 17 north from Mt. Pleasant for approximately 11 miles, left turn onto FS Road 228 (dirt Ion Swamp Road). Keep going on Ion Swamp Road to the end at Willow Hall Road and turn left for 2 miles.

Area Map


Admission: Free.

Hours of Operation: every day, all day.

South Tibwin Plantation is within the boundaries of Francis Marion National Forest.



South Tibwin Plantation is part of the almost 250,000 acre Francis Marion National Forest.

Best birding occurs March through June.

Key Birds


Anhinga, White Ibis, Red-shouldered Hawk, King Rail, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Bachman’s Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow.


Least Bittern, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Chuck-will’s-widow, Whip-poor-will, Prothonotary, Yellow-throated Warbler, Swainson’s Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunging, Orchard Oriole.


American Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle, Sora, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird.