Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve

Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve


Area name

Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve

Area Location

Drive east on Highway 29 from exit 21 on I26 for approximately 6.3 miles then turn right onto Fernwood Drive. Travel .9 miles on Fernwood Drive to Beechwood Drive, turn left and you will see the parking lot ahead.

Area Map


Admission: $2 per person.

Hours of Operation: year-round from dusk to dawn.



One of two preserves in the Spartanburg area, Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve contains 5+miles of trails and is an excellent location to observe songbirds in spring (April and May specifically) and fall (September and October) migration. With open fields, wetlands and a beaver pond, this preserve offers a nice variety of scenery.

Key Birds


Red-shouldered Hawk, Barred Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, White-breasted Nutchatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Pine Warbler.


Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Wood Thrush, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole.


Winter Wren, Rusty Blackbird.