Hunting Island State Park

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Hunting Island State Park

South Carolina

(843) 838-2011

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Hands down, Hunting Island State Park is South Carolina's most popular state park. This 5000-acre natural haven brings in over a million human visitors and every year. This lush State Park has provides a rich habitat for an array of wildlife. The semi-tropical barrier island has wildlife including loggerhead sea turtles, painted buntings, barracudas, sea horses, alligators, pelicans, dolphins, deer, raccoons, Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and the infamous coral snake. Whether you want to see wildlife or take a stroll, this is the place for you. Guests can also enjoy five miles of beach. Also, there are thousands of acres of marsh, tidal creeks and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet. There is also a fishing pier and coveted campsites and cabins. Also, guests can enjoy the view from South Carolina's only publicly accessible historic lighthouse, which is over 100 years old and shoots 170 feet into the air.

Map of Hunting Island (SC)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.364772, -80.460192



  • Boating

    Public boat access is available at the south end of the park where a boat ramp provides access to Harbor River and Fripp Inlet.

  • Camping

    Tent and RV camping available. To make a camping reservation, call 1-866-345-PARK. Note: Camping reservations must be made for at least 2 nights. You must make a reservation request directly through the park if you request less than 1 day before check-in.

  • Fishing

    Guest enjoy fishing in Johnson Creek, the lagoon or surf fishing on the beach.

    The fishing pier, located at the southern tip of the park, extends 1,120 feet into Fripp Inlet.

    Bait, equipment and other supplies can be purchased at stores near the park.

    The Nature Center loans out rods and reels. Limit of four rods per group.

  • Hiking

    The park trails provide visitors an opportunity to experience the island's natural environment.

  • Picnicking

    A picnic shelter may be reserved.

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



From I-95: Take Hwy 21 E. toward Beaufort. Drive 42 mi. Hwy 21 ends at the park

Phone Numbers


(843) 838-2011

Campground reservations

(866) 345-7275