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TRAVEL ADVISORY

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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HOURS

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

OFFICE

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

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ADMISSION

$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

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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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. Take a ferry from Hunting Island for a naturalist-led tour of St. Phillips Island where you can explore trails, enjoy the beach and see wildlife of this pristine barrier island.  Book tour here.

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