Edisto Beach State Park, located on a remote sea island rich in Native American history, was originally developed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. A variety of shells dot the 1.5 mile beach and some of the tallest palmetto trees in the state can be seen throughout the park and Edisto Island.
This 1,255-acre park includes a dense maritime forest and an expansive salt marsh where visitors can explore the wonders of nature. The park offers a day-use area for beach access and a four-mile nature trail that winds through the maritime forest with beautiful vistas overlooking the salt marsh.
For overnight guests the park offers vacation cabins and a campground.
With the theme ?Choosing to Protect Our Coast,? the Edisto Interpretive Center helps promote the wise use of coastal resources. It is headquarters for Edisto Beach State Park?s interpretive programs and curriculum-based field studies, and for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources? education and research services. An exhibit in the center features interactive displays, including a touch tank, which helps visitors understand the fragile resources of the ACE Basin estuarine reserve, the largest such natural reserve on the East Coast.
General Directions: On SC 174 at Edisto Island, 50 miles southeast of Charleston off US 17.Driving Directions: From Hwy. 17 : take Hwy 174, 28 mi. to entrance of the town of Edisto Beach. As you enter the town limits, the entrance to the park will be on your left.