Stories & Features

Search all Stories & Features
Back to Stories & Features for Keowee-Toxaway State Park

Travel Advisory


We are heartbroken to report, that due to recent torrential rains, the reopening of Hunting Island State Park will be delayed until Friday, June 2.  The storms this week have caused flooding in the park and have delayed our final phases of recovery.  We look forward to welcoming you on Friday, June 2.
The following areas of Hunting Island will be open to the public beginning Friday, June 2:  South Beach, North Beach, Lighthouse Lighthouse Gift Shop, the Lagoon, most park trails, Park Visitor Center, Nature Center and a portion of the pier.   The campground area is scheduled to open in mid-June.   Please do not venture into restricted or closed areas for your own safety.  Click here for more information.
Stay tuned to our website and social media sites for updates to make your trip to Hunting Island enjoyable and safe as we get closer to reopening.  Feel free to call the park at 843-838-2011 for more information.

TABLE ROCK STATE PARK TRAIL UPDATE (4/4/17):  All trails are currently open at the park EXCEPT for the Mill Creek Pass and the Mill Creek Pass Spur Trail.  These trails are closed.  When hiking at Table Rock, please stay on the marked trails. Unsafe conditions still exist in areas away from the trails, due to recent wildfires.  For more information, please contact the park directly at 864-878-9813 or

EDISTO BEACH OPENING! (11/18/16): We are happy to announce that Edisto Beach State Park is OPEN, after being closed for over a month to recover from Hurricane Matthew. The beachfront day-use area, Live Oak Campground, cabins, education center and boat ramp have all resumed normal operating hours. The oceanfront campground will remain closed while undergoing repairs and is expected to open in September 2017.

Reservations at the following parks have been cancelled and refunded through the following dates:

  • Hunting Island State Park – All campsite reservations will be cancelled and refunded through Sunday, May 21, 2017.
    Oceanside campsite reservations will be cancelled and refunded through Sunday, December 31, 2017.
  • Edisto Beach State Park – All campsite reservations in the oceanfront campground will be cancelled and refunded through Thursday, August 31, 2017.
Please stay tuned to our website and social media.  As openings and changes occur, information will be posted there. We appreciate your concern and thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

The following parks are currently closed due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew (as of 4/25/17):

  • Hunting Island State Park

  • Back to Stories & Features for Keowee-Toxaway State Park