THE ACE BASIN
St. Jude Farms is ideally located in the heart of the ACE Basin. This is one of the most pristine and diverse places in the South Carolina Lowcountry. It is the place where the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers meet and flow into the larger St. Helena Sound. This is a place of islands covered in pine and southern oak and populated by a wide array of animals, including seabirds, deer, bobcats and alligators. Thick marsh grasses lead down to the water’s edge. Creeks wind through the islands and are teeming with fish, crabs, shrimp, dolphins, sharks, and, of course, oysters. It spans approximately 350,000 acres and is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the Atlantic coast and will remain so forever.