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.
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.
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.