Discover Nature Program Edisto Beach State Park

Rich in Native American history, Edisto Beach on Edisto Island is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina. It has 1255 acres along with 4 miles of ADA accessible trails and 1.5 miles of beach. Edisto Beach State Park features an environmental education center with interactive exhibits, live animals and is a “green” building. Exhibits highlight the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin. Through exploration, hands-on activities and up close encounters with animals, students learn about the resources at Edisto State Park and how they can help protect these amazing places.

Contact Details

Samantha Pettit

Field Trips

Turtle Territory – 3rd Grade
Survival in the Salt Marsh - 4th grade 


  • 1-25 students $125
  • 26-40 students $200
  • 41-60 students $300

How to Book

Reservations for the current school year can be taken at anytime. Call or email Samantha Pettit to schedule your program. 


We request at least one chaperone per 10 students. 
Chaperone agreement varies depending on the program chosen.

Facilities Available 

The park offers bathroom facilities, picnic areas,1.25 miles of undeveloped beach, miles of nature trails through a maritime forest, and marsh boardwalk, which connects to the nature trail. There is also an interactive Environmental Learning Center located approximately 1.5 miles from the beach and is self-guided.  Since the park has picnic areas, feel free to bring lunches to eat after the program. There are garbage cans nearby; please help keep our park clean.

What to Bring

Dress appropriately for the weather. Students will be outside, so be prepared for cold, windy or rainy weather. Participants need to wear closed-toe shoes, such as tennis shoes, at all times. Sandals and flip flops are not allowed on the program. All students are required to have nametags. Please make sure that names are legible. A piece of masking tape works well. Remember that it is windy and wet at the beach, so nametag need to be secure and durable.