National Natural Landmarks by state

South Carolina

Flat Creek Natural Area and 40 Acre Rock
Flat Creek Natural Area and 40 Acre Rock, a National Natural Landmark in South Carolina.

There are six National Natural Landmark sites located within the state of South Carolina. Natural features represented include one of the last large virgin stands of bald cypress-tupelo gum swamp in the U.S., a Pleistocene relict ecosystem containing extraordinary flora, and the largest remaining undisturbed granitic flat-rock outcrop in the Carolina Piedmont. All six sites received the NNL designation from 1974 to 1986. Sites range in size from 128 acres to over 23,000 acres and are owned by a variety of landowners including National Park Service, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and private individuals.

Below is a map of sites in South Carolina.

National Natural Landmark sites are located in the following counties: Beaufort, Berkeley, Dorchester, Lancaster, McCormick, and Richland.

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South Carolina state map Francis Beidler Forest St. Phillips Island Stevens Creek Natural Area John de la Howe Forest Congaree River Swamp Flat Creek Natural Area and 40 Acre Rock

Please remember, National Natural Landmarks (NNLs) are not national parks. NNL status does not indicate public ownership, and many sites are not open for visitation.

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