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The Nature Center will be closed on Tuesday, May 7.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

As of April 1, 2024, Russ Point Landing is TEMPORARILY CLOSED, to public use, due to deteriorating road conditions. It may still be used by state park service personnel. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. The state permitting and approvals required to begin temporary infrastructure repairs at Russ Point are complete. The project is now out to bid.  See more information, hereNext steps: The project will follow the state procurement process. Bids are due May 7 at 2 PM. We anticipate that work will begin in the coming months, depending on the schedule of the contractor selected in the bid process. These temporary repairs will address safety concerns and allow Russ Point to reopen to the public. Efforts are also in progress to identify a more permanent repair solution at Russ Point, and the funding required to support it. We will send additional updates after bids close on May 7.

Due to staffing issues, the campground store will have new hours Sunday - Thursday 9:00 am-4:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. 

The lighthouse gift shop will be closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

We now have a track chair available for visitors with mobility impairments, thanks to the Ford Bronco Wild Fund. Visitors are encouraged to call the park to reserve the track chair at least 48 hours in advance to ensure availability. There is no additional charge to use the track chair, but a Park Passport or park admission is required for entry for all visitors. Read more about this new track chair, here.

Due to safety concerns, the Hunting Island lighthouse is currently closed to tours, until repairs can be made.  The lighthouse can still be viewed from the grounds and docents will be on hand to interpret and give more information about the lighthouse.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Join us on a tour of St. Phillips Island! Click here for details!

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Park Hours:
6 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

Nature Center Hours:
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday


9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sa-Su

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$8/adult; $5/SC seniors; $4/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger

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Pets are not allowed in the cabin or the cabin area, on the pier or inside the lighthouse complex. Dogs are not permitted on the tip of North Beach past the posted markers to protect critical shorebird habitat. 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.

Hunting Island State Park  Has Wifi

Wifi Available

Hunting Island State Park  Has EV Charging Station

EV Charging Station


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