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Hunting Island

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Please make sure you follow traffic signs when entering the park, as the route will be slightly different.  Visitors will be able to enjoy the beach, picnic area and historic lighthouse as usual.  

We currently have over four miles of trails open.  Nature Center Scenic Trail, Lagoon Access Recreation Trail, Marsh Boardwalk Crossover Trail, Palmetto Pines Pass, 75% of the Maritime Forest Trail, and a short section of the Magnolia Forest Trail are all open.

A portion of the pier is open, however, no fishing or crabbing is allowed at this time.

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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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$5/adult; $3.25 SC seniors; $3/ 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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Wifi Available

Hunting Island State Park


Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Visit the historic Hunting Island lighthouse and climb your way to the top.
  2. Enjoy a sunrise, walk along the beach and look for sharks’ teeth and other shells that have washed ashore.
  3. Visit the nature center at Hunting Island State Park and see the alligators!
  4. Visit the Marsh Boardwalk, the best place in the Lowcountry to watch the sunset.
  5. Explore our eight miles of trails through the maritime forest and along the lagoon.