Hunting Island State Park
**Our Ultimate Outsider stamps are located at the Nature Center, Park Store or Lighthouse Gift Shop.
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.
Hunting Island is home to the historic Hunting Island lighthouse, built in 1859 and rebuilt in 1875 after it was destroyed during the Civil War. A unique feature of the lighthouse is that it was constructed of interchangeable cast-iron sections so it could be dismantled should it ever need to be moved. Severe beach erosion made it necessary to relocate the lighthouse 1.3 miles inland in 1889.
Hunting Island State Park camping is available at 100 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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BY THE NUMBERS
miles of beach
acres of lowcountry South Carolina that includes beach, marsh and maritime forest
historic lighthouse, the only publicly accessible lighthouse in South Carolina
steps to climb to the top of the lighthouse
standard campsites, all of which offer 50amp service and are highly-coveted year round
cabin located near the lighthouse
nature center with all sorts of neat creatures and regularly scheduled programs for you to enjoy
pier for fishing -- or just strolling to the end to see the view
picnic shelter for family reunions or other group outings