Hunting Island State Park
2555 Sea Island PKWY | Hunting Island, SC 29920 | Phone: 843-838-2011 | Fax: 843-838-4263 |
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  • Climb to the top of the Hunting Island Lighthouse
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Park is OPEN with limited access.

December 2015 Program Schedule

SPECIAL WEATHER NOTICE: We have experienced storm-related issues at several of our state parks. We are constantly assessing the situation due to changing weather conditions and conditions of park roads, grounds and facilities. Please contact the park you plan on visiting directly, for up-to-date information.

ATTENTION:  The Hunting Island lighthouse is currently open, but is subject to close without notice for repairs.  For more information, please contact the park directly.

ATTENTION CAMPERS:  Upgrades to the campground comfort stations will be ongoing throughout the calendar year of 2015. For detailed information on which facilities will be affected during your stay, please contact us at (843) 838-4868. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

WI-FI! Complimentary is available at the park visitor center, lighthouse shop and the park store located in the campground.  It is also available across the entire campground.  We hope this helps to enhance your stay!

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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 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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  • 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)
  • Office Hours : 9am-5pm M-F, 11am-5pm 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.