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.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Hunting Island State Park is located near Beaufort, Hilton Head Island
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.