Eat an Oyster. Help an Oyster.

The Lowcountry Oyster Trail (LOT) is all about great oysters and new experiences… and it’s also all about giving back. An important part of the LOT is that the fun helps support a fund.

Our philanthropic arm — the SC Lowcountry Oyster Trail Fund – at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, a 501c3 organization, will help provide oyster preservation and marine ecosystem research and analysis.

By eating an oyster and enjoying other great South Carolina seafood and Lowcountry experiences you’re being a good steward of this special environment. So have fun and help the Fund. And thank you!


Create and sustain an experience unique to South Carolina that will be deserving of regional, national, and international recognition and participation.

Mission Statement

The Lowcountry Oyster Trail (LOT) is an experiential tourism, economic development, and environmental initiative. While the focus is on food, fun, and discovery, a portion of net profits will be used by its philanthropic arm, SC Lowcountry Oyster Trail Fund, to promote and enhance marine ecological research, analysis, and environmental stewardship for the region. By creating a community of Trail Partners dedicated to great stewardship of an exceptional customer experience, the LOT will help generate revenue for its Trail Partners and for the Fund.