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Beginning May 2021, construction will begin on the Fishing Pier at the Nature Center and is scheduled to continue throughout the following months. During this time, there may be temporary closures, congesting traffic, equipment and periods of construction noise.  Please contact the park if you have any questions or concerns. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Due to severe flooding, the entire Pond Overlook Trail is closed until further notice. The Maritime Forest Trail is closed from the Northern terminus to the Palmetto Pass intersection. The Marsh Boardwalk Crossover trail is closed between the Maritime Forest intersection to the Marsh Boardwalk. The Breach Trail and the Little Hunting Island Loop are experiencing tidal influence and may become impassable after a storm or high tide. 

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


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
Lighthouse admission: $2/person

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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.

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The Turner House at St. Phillips Island

The Turner House is a 3,350 square foot house with five bedrooms and five baths.  This house was built with materials brought over by boat and was constructed shortly after Ted Turner purchased the island in 1979.  The house has one master bedroom, four other bedrooms, five baths, a dining room/game room, den, fully equipped kitchen, living room, large screened porch and deck.

  • Master bedroom is located downstairs and has one king bed with a connected master bath.
  • Two bedrooms located upstairs have queen beds.
  • Two bedrooms located upstairs have a queen bed and a twin bed. 
  • There are two hall bathrooms upstairs and one "en suite" bath.

Amenities Provided

  • Fishing pier
  • Fire pit & indoor fireplace
  • Pool table
  • Beach chairs
  • Binocular, bird spotting scope & telescope
  • Bicycles, kayaks
  • Golf carts for access to beach along the beach trail (not permitted on other trails)
  • Complimentary boat service (must be scheduled 24 hours in advance)
  • Hiking trails
  • Beach access
  • Wi-fi
  • Boat dock - guests are permitted to have one private boat at the island. The boat dock may be used for convenience.

Rental Information

Check-in time is between noon and 3 p.m. and check-out is 10 a.m. for all rentals.  Due to the required boat travel to reach the island, all arrivals must be scheduled for noon to 3 p.m.  We are not able to accommodate late arrivals at this time.

All rentals require a minimum of a five-night stay.

Standard Rental

  • House rental only.  The island remains open to tours during stay.
  • Rental price is $12,000 (for five nights) and includes a $1,000 grocery credit.
  • Includes transportation to and from the island.

Exclusive Rental

  • Rental of entire island.  Island is closed to the public for tours.
  • Rental price is $20,000 (for five nights) and includes a $2,000 grocery credit.
  • Includes transportation to and from the island.
  • Includes optional ranger-led programs.
  • Exclusive rentals must be booked more than 90 days in advance.

Booking Information

To book, or for more information, please contact St. Phillips Island reservations desk at or 803-904-6220.  Reservations are taken Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you may leave a message after hours and your call or email will be returned.


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