The walkway to the beach at Botany Bay Plantation surrounded by marsh

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Recreation Opportunities

A woman shore fishing

A number of public properties allow visitors to experience the ACE Basin. Come paddle winding rivers, hike across islands steeped in history and catch a glimpse of bald eagles, loggerhead sea turtles, American alligators, and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers aboard an all terrain vehicle on the beach at Botany Bay Plantation

Robust volunteer programs help our staff at Botany Bay Plantation, the Fort Johnson Marine Resources Center, and our statewide sea turtle nesting and stranding networks. Learn how you can make a difference by volunteering.

Research Opportunities

Students of Clemson University visit South Fenwick Island to conduct Living Shoreline research

The ACE Basin Reserve provides an ideal platform for outside researchers to work in large expanses of relatively undeveloped coastal ecosystems. Every year, the Reserve hosts students and researchers from across the country.