Swan Lake -- Iris Gardens

Swan Lake -- Iris Gardens

Located in Sumter, Sumter County, SC.

822 West Liberty Street
Sumter, SC

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Sumter's Swan Lake and Iris Gardens combine to show you twenty-five species of Japanese irises and swans from around the world in a natural setting. From late May into June is a great time to view the iris. The wetland area has a network of boardwalks running through it and a 3/4-mile hiking trail. A large picnic shelter is available with a snack bar.

The Iris Market is open on Sunday from1:00p-5:00p, on Thursday and Friday from 11:00a-2:00p, and on Saturday from 12:00n-5:00p. It offers sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and other treats

During the Christmas season, the gardens come alive with the nighttime Fantasy of Lights display, featuring more than 1,000,000 sparkling lights in an array of colors and shapes.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

  • Shot Pouch Branch
  • ponds

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Dogs Allowed

  • No

Hours of Operation

  • 7:30a-sunset

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Free

Facility Rental

  • The facilities are available for weddings, picnics, reunions, school trips, and other functions. Call 803-436-2640 for more information, or click here.

How to Get There

  • Take US #521 or Business US #76 into downtown Sumter, SC. Turn onto West Liberty Street (US #763) and go west 2.3 kilometers (1.4 miles). Look for the overpass.

Latitude 33.92005, Longitude -80.37121 [PK338]

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