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Hunting Island State Park
Hunting Island State Park Stalking Gator © Robert Immordino
In pond near visitors center
Hunting Island State Park Great Blue Heron © Robert Immordino
Very people friendly Great Blue.
2555 Sea Island PKWY
Hunting Island, South Carolina   29920

Phone: 843-838-2011
Reservations: 843-838-4868
This popular state park, located near historic Beaufort, is a 5,000-acre secluded barrier island of semitropical beauty.

As the name implies, the island was once used for hunting deer, raccoon, waterfowl and other small game.

As a state park, the island serves as a preserve for its abundant wildlife. With more than four miles of beach, a maritime forest and extensive saltwater marsh, the island is also a retreat for people who love a natural coastal environment.

An historic 19th-century lighthouse is Hunting Island?s most popular landmark, where guests can climb to the top for a spectacular view of the coastline. The lighthouse and its complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes

Picnic Area and Shelters: A picnic shelter may be reserved for $25-32/day.

If the shelter is not reserved, guests may use it on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

To make a picnic shelter reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK.
Nature Programs
2005-07-22 LAGOON KAYAKING Become "one with the water"?. Or get as close as you can during our kayaking adventures! Carried on the whim of a tide, we will explore the Hunting Island lagoon, search for seashells on a sandbar, or observe various wildlife?..offerings vary weekly. Life jackets, equipment and instruction are provided by the Kayak Farm. No experience is required; however the program is limited to paddlers age 12 and older. An adult must accompany ages 12-17. Bring drinking water and sunscreen. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
November 9 by Mary Ann
Our favorite campground!! You need to make your reservations at the earliest date.
June 14 Beyond the roads -Primitive!!
Lovely park and very primitive! Besides the roads in the park and the very few buildings its very isolated and beautiful. Didnt get to see enough and will be back for sure!!!
December 15 my favorite place to be by VICKIE
Hunting Island campground is the best park by far. I love being on the ocean. Its a very clean park .I feel very safe and for my little granddaughter she loves it . We just cant go anytime because you need reservations. The park stays full. We try and make them a year in advance. We love it when we get to go.


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