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 over 200 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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HOURS AND 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
: 6am-6pm, daily (extended to 9pm during Daylight Saving Time)
: 9am-5pm M-F, 11am-5pm Sa-Su
: 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.