Kingfisher Pond Recreation Area

Entrance sign on US 17

About Kingfisher Pond

Kingfisher pond is a borrow pit dug out to build the overpass of US 17 over SC 170 just to the south. It is a great spot for viewing wildlife like alligators, turtles, and a variety of birds.


The dock was built by Eagle Scouts, and is available for fishing-- however, the pond is quite covered in lily pads.


Landing and dock

Kingfisher Loop Trail

Kingfisher Loop is an easy 1-mile trail that circles the pond from one side of the parking area to the other. Look for pileated woodpeckers, songbirds, snakes and more!



Trail head
Pileated woodpecker on Kingfisher Pond Loop

Gator Detective Activity

Can you spot the gator in this photo of Kingfisher Pond? Click the image for the reveal.

How do I get to Kingfisher Pond?

The Kingfisher Pond Recreation Area is part of Savannah NWR located north of the Visitor Center on US Hwy 17. There is no street address.

Coordinates: 32.188184, -81.077506


Park near the boat landing and the entrance to the trail is on your left.