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Hunting Island State Park

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very unique

We came here for an afternoon with my pup, and I couldn't have been more delighted with the state... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
julie248
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New York City, New York
Hunting Island is a hidden gem and well worth the time

Hunting island is a great place to go for the day or for a week, well worth the drive, lots to see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stclair1958
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Collinsville, Mississippi
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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here for an afternoon with my pup, and I couldn't have been more delighted with the state park. Well, maybe if there had been more of a breeze to keep the biting gnats at bay, but once on the beach - if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank julie248
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hunting island is a great place to go for the day or for a week, well worth the drive, lots to see and explore, very friendly place for family time, and the drive through the low country is awesome

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stclair1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come to sit on the water for a spell with a good book. Had to find the sun as it was only 65F that day. The water was cool and not many people there so was nice to be somewhat secluded. I also took...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gointothewoods
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this campground. The beach was beautiful and the sites were spacious. Water, Electric and WIFI at a State Park! If Wifi is important get a location near the many bathrooms as that's where the boosters are. The Store is large and has lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cricket51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time here last weekend and scored many nice seashells for our collection. The drive in and out of the park is a little confusing and there are a ton of pot holes (due to the rec ent storms and flooding), but it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bpbmooring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is well maintained and simply beautiful! It is about an hour from our home and close to my work so we do not go often!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mag351986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always try to support state and national parks to keep up the conservation. This park is well maintained and easy to navigate. Lighthouse is the best part. We came in the fall so it wasn’t crowded.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although hurricanes have done much damage, Hunting Island is still a beautiful and relaxing place. The staff is friendly and helpful, the restrooms are clean, and the beach is fantastic. We will long remember our stay here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alaskanancy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Beaufort - it's only about half an hour. Really enjoyed the visit. Saw the old lighthouse. The history of the lighthouse was explained well by the historical markers in the park. We took a pleasant walk on the beach. Weather was great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This beach front state park is a beautiful place to spend a fall day! The cost is $5 a person to enter the park with the lighthouse costing $2 more. The lighthouse is a fun adventure and gives you a great view from the top....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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James R
24 August 2018|
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Response from tlstanley99 | Reviewed this property |
We used a yearly pass to go into the park. I think there is a fee to enter for all cars but once in there are several areas to park with designated handicapped spots.
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DavidC1199
8 August 2018|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are on a leash only. Cats too.
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DavidC1199
8 August 2018|
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Response from CWitt2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, yes they are always, but they must be on a leash.
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