SC tourist draw reopens, 4 years after historic flooding

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Nearly four years ago, Heather McDowell couldn’t walk in Cypress Gardens.

She had to use a row boat.

The park director recalled being heartbroken after seeing the historic flooding in October 2015 that closed the 170-acre garden and swamp, just south of Moncks Corner. She says there was anywhere from 1 (.30 meters) to 4 feet (1.21 meters) of water in most of the buildings.

The Post and Courier reports after years of paperwork, planning and preparation, the Berkeley County tourist attraction is ready to reopen to the public. Gates open Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be a ceremony marking the occasion at 11 a.m. at the site.

Berkeley County residents get free admission until June 30.