charleston sea islands

Keep current on the River. Join our mailing list and receive exclusive updates on events, news, and progress at Kiawah River.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

see all


Area Guide

Art + Music











Birds of Kiawah River: Painted Buntings

At Kiawah River, we celebrate the beauty and wonder of our natural surroundings every day. We’re particularly passionate about our birds—from the distinctive Roseate Spoonbill...


Strand Feeding on the Kiawah River

The Kiawah River is not only a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers but also a stage for one of nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles:...


Kiawah River Flora: Spanish Moss

Garbed in elegant garlands of lacey Spanish moss, Lowcountry live oaks are a symbol of Charleston’s Southern charm. Their long, silver-gray swags swaying in the...


Bee-Friendly Gardening Tips

At Kiawah River, we’re big fans of bees. They’re small but mighty creatures, pollinating 80% of all crops we eat. That means that bees are...


Kiawah River Wildlife: Great Egrets

One of Kiawah River’s most recognizable birds is the Great Egret. They’re easy to spot, with their long, S-curved necks and bright white plumage. You’ll...

Events | Nature | Neighborhood | News

Wildflower Meadows Update for Winter!

Have you noticed how lush and beautiful the landscapes along Kiawah River Parkway have become?   Jeff Snyder, our Chief Environmental Officer, is lovingly managing the wildflower...

Adventure | Food | Nature

How to Catch Your Own Blue Crabs

Since we’re right in the middle of one of the best times of years to harvest Blue Crabs, we thought we’d take a closer look...


Winter Bird Watching

As a preserved estuary, Kiawah River is vibrant with bird species such as Roseate Spoonbills, Great Blue Herons, Dunlins and more. Found nesting near our...


The Poinsettia’s Lowcountry Roots

Known as the December birth flower, poinsettias have long symbolized good cheer and success and are said to bring wishes of merriment and celebration across...

Farm | Food | Nature

Notes from Nature: Beekeeping 101

At Kiawah River, we are buzzing to tell you about our resident beehives and how you can take up the hobby of beekeeping right in your own backyard. Kiawah River’s...

Food | Nature

What to Pack on Your Spring Picnic

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the Lowcountry’s flora comes to life with bright bursts of seasonal blooms along the winding...


Get to Know Your Local Waterways

Whether you are a recreational enthusiast or active water buff, the waters surrounding the Lowcountry offer endless opportunities to enjoy and celebrate this unparalleled natural environment.   Kiawah River’s commitment...


All About Bees: Inside the Hive

Once you understand how Kiawah River’s Golden Honey is made, every taste will be even sweeter.   Chuck Hudspeth, the Kiawah River beekeeper, is inviting us to learn...


On the Water: Tide Guide

From the clusters of oyster beds and perennial spartina grass, or cordgrass as more locally known, along the sparkling saltwater riverside to the tailing redfish...

Events | Nature

DIY Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Celebrate Easter as a family with this DIY activity to create colorful hard-boiled eggs!  Naturally dye them using items like red cabbage, turmeric, beets or coffee....


New Bird Sightings at Kiawah River

Appreciating Kiawah River’s indigenous bird population is one of our favorite pastimes, as many Johns Islanders locals will agree. The island is full of diversity...


Lowcountry Birding at Kiawah River

Kiawah River is nestled amidst the lushness of the Charleston sea islands and comprises 20 miles of shoreline, maritime forest, salt marshes and dune fields....


Life Is Abundant in the Marsh Ecosystem

Earth tones of green, gold, and brown pepper the salt marshes throughout Kiawah River, while herons wait patiently for small fiddler crabs, shrimp, and red...