Hunting Island State Park
2555 Sea Island PKWY | Hunting Island, SC 29920 | Phone: 843-838-2011 | Fax: 843-838-4263 |
  • Climb to the top of the Hunting Island Lighthouse
  • Surf fishing at Hunting Island State Park
  • The marsh at Hunting Island State Park
Hunting Island State Park was greatly affected by Hurricane Irma earlier this week.  Most of the damage was caused by flooding from the storm surge and heavy rains.  Roads are impassable throughout the park.  Parking areas are flooded.  The campground electric system and utilities were infiltrated by saltwater, requiring replacement.  

In order for us to make repairs, the park will be closed for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year.  The Nature Center will reopen this Friday, September 15, and serve as an information hub for the park.  If you have a reservation at Hunting Island between now and the end of 2017, you will be contacted and a full refund will be issued.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

Download our Penny Treasure Map to find our four penny presses on the park.  Click here.

Take a video tour and learn more about what Hunting Island State Park has to offer!

Join the Friends of Hunting Island and check out what they are working on for the park!

Our Ultimate Outsider stamps can be found at the Nature Center, Park Store or Lighthouse Gift Shop.
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Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park, attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife. Five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet are all part of the park’s natural allure.

Of all the lighthouses in South Carolina, the Hunting Island Lighthouse is the only one in the state that is publicly accessible. From the top of one of the most distinctive lighthouses in South Carolina, guests can stand 130 feet above the ground to take in the breathtaking, panoramic view of the Atlantic Coast and surrounding maritime forest.

Hunting Island State Park camping is available at 100 campsites with water and electrical hookups, shower and restroom facilities, beach walkways and a playground. Hunting Island State Park camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights.

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  • Admission : $5/adult; $3.25 SC seniors; $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger
    Lighthouse admission: $2/person
  • Days and Hours of Operation : 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)
  • Office Hours : 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sa-Su


  • Pets : Pets are not allowed in the cabin or the cabin area, on the pier or inside the lighthouse complex. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.