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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The Live Oak Campground remains CLOSED.  The day-use area (with beach access), boat landing, cabin area and oceanfront campground are all open.   Beginning Oct. 18, reservations in the oceanfront campground will be open to everyone under the normal reservation process. ***This does not apply to reservations in the LIVE OAK CAMPGROUND.  It remains closed.  Please contact the park directly for more information.

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HOURS

8am-6pm, daily (extended during Daylight Savings Time )

OFFICE

M-F 9am-5pm

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ADMISSION

$5/adult; $3.25 SC seniors; $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

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PETS

Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. 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.

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Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

1255 acres make up this special park

4 miles of ADA accessible trails

1.5 miles of beach, laden with seashells

2 oceanfront picnic shelters

1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

1 of 4 oceanfront state parks in South Carolina

2 campgrounds with 120 sites that accommodate RVs or tents, 115 sites offer 50 amp electrical service

7 cabins located on the saltmarsh - 5 of which are 1 BR and 2 that are 3BR units

1 Environmental Learning Center with interactive exhibits, sea life and more

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Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy surf fishing or fishing in the salt marsh for flounder, whiting, spot tail and other species.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Saltwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: A boat ramp and courtesy dock is located on the western boundary of the park which offers guest access to Big Bay Creek.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Boat Ramp: Yes
  • Picnic Area and Shelters: Two picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis for family or other group gatherings at no charge.

  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary wi-fi is available for park guests near the office area and in the wi-fi room located adjacent to the office. The wi-fi room includes a sitting area and restroom.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: A small retail area is located in the park office and includes tshirts, caps and limited gift items.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: A playground is located in the beach campground for campers only.

  • Swimming: Swimming is permitted in the Atlantic Ocean at your own risk. There are no lifeguards on duty.

  • Bird Watching: The best area for bird watching is along the trails in the park. Water fowl can also be spotted along the beach or marsh areas.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Interpretive Trails: A series of short, mostly level trails wind through Edisto Island’s maritime forest of live oak, hanging Spanish moss, and palmetto trees. During your walk you may see white-tailed deer, osprey, or alligators, and may even catch a glimpse of the wary bobcats.

    Follow the Spanish Mount trail to the wetland area along Scott’s Creek and visit the second oldest Native American pottery site in South Carolina, Spanish Mount, a large shell mound dated to around 2,000 B.C. Remember to stay off the mound and leave the artifacts as you found them.

  • Hiking: Yes