Take Interstate 526 west at North Charleston. Drive approximately 5 miles to the Ashley River Road/Highway 61 north exit. Follow the parkway approximately 2 miles until it dead ends into Bee's Ferry Road. Bear right onto Bee's Ferry Road and drive about 2 miles until it dead ends into Highway 61. Turn left. Watch for the Magnolia Plantation signs. Magnolia Plantation is 3 miles up Highway 61 on the right.
Spring and Fall are both great here. Not only do you have the great Cypress trees and lilly pads with amazing reflections from the black water but there is also significant egret rookery. The summer heat, humidity and insects are the trifecta of pain.