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Hunting Island State Park

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Always a great time!

Hunting island is full of adventure and fun. The lighthouse is always fun to climb and has great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Beautiful park!

This park is gorgeous! Even on, not so nice, days. Nice hiking trails & visitor center. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kris R
Whitehall, Michigan
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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
1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hunting island is full of adventure and fun. The lighthouse is always fun to climb and has great views! We enjoy just walking along the beaches. It feels like you're in a scene from Jurassic Park! It's a little of the beaten path but worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is gorgeous! Even on, not so nice, days. Nice hiking trails & visitor center. The trails are 'natural', meaning uneven with tree roots etc. So much fun! We drove to the beach/lighthouse part. Can't wait to come back on a warm day for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kris R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a beautiful day at the beach and thoroughly enjoyed the state park. We found the Magnolia Forest Trail and although the magnolias were not blooming, it was a lovely walk through the forest. The beach is fascinating with palm trees and driftwood creating...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank KristenS1488
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed the state park. Had to pay to get in per person. We walked on the beach and the kids played. We saw horses walking on the beach too. Great pictures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chelly55
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful spot and very scenic, and you can view how lighthouse keepers lived with their families on this Island.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Regiongirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's actually 3 beaches. The one in front of the light house is all white sand with a gentle slope to the water. No drop offs so it's safe to wade or swim. On either side is a natural beach with lots of driftwood. Great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hunting Island makes you feel like you’ve left civilized life and are on another remote planet - and I love that! You can walk on the beach for miles looking for shells and perhaps only encounter 4 other people in an hour. Awesome! We love...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 624kerrit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see the bone yard beaches! Truly a unique experience. The walking trails and nature center well done.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 182sallyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful state park, the whole island is dedicated state park land and the camp sites are within walking distance of the beach, which is gorgeous and untouched. We stayed two nights here in a campervan, and at least our bathroom at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank memememuppet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here a few times. We did everything they had to offer. The boardwalk is so great. The little sand crabs sound like Rice Krispies. The lighthouse has spectacular views from the top. It doesn’t allow children under a certain age to the top...More

Date of experience: June 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.
8 August 2018|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are on a leash only. Cats too.
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.