Woods Bay State Natural Area is located in Olanta, SC. This area is considered a wetland and is a Carolina bay. A Carolina bay is a depression in the earth's surface of unknown origin. This depression is thought to be have been around for millions of years and it's not known how it was formed. Most of these are in North and South Carolina, with about 2500 in South Carolina. They range from an acre to several thousand acres.
There is a unique eco-system that includes about 45 different reptiles and amphibeans. There are over 75 species of birds.