Hunting Island State Park
Hunting Island State Park is a 5000 acre barrier island on the southeast coast of South Carolina in Beaufort County. Hunting Island is South Carolina's most popular state park, with over a million visitors per year. With over five miles of unspoiled beaches, abundant wildlife, marsh, tidal creeks, and a salt water lagoon, Hunting Island State Park is a naturalist paradise.
Hunting Island State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and part of Franklin Roosevelt's new deal. With conservation and receation in mind it also created jobs during the great depression.
The park is abundant with wild life including loggerhead turtles which nest in the last summer months, hundreds of species of birds, alligators, raccoons, deer and many more.
One of the many attractions to the park is it's famous lighthouse. Originally build in 1859, it was rebuild in 1875 after it was destroyed during the war between the states. The lighthouse was later moved in 1889 a mile and a quarter from the beach due to beach erosion.
The Hunting Island Light House is the only open to the public lighthouse in the state of South Carolina.
If you are willing to climb the 175 steps to the top you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the coastal sea islands.
Play ground, camp grounds, rental homes, picnic areas, and educational programs. Hunting Island is a nature lover paradise with hiking trails, biking rentals, a fishing pier, and boating access.
Exhibits of the parks natural resources including reptiles, sea birds, and sea turtle.
Hunting Island State Park is open 7 day a week with a $5 admission charge for adults.
2555 Sea Island PKWY
Hunting Island, SC 29920
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