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Hunting Island State Park

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Address: 1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859...

Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.

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Very pretty but the damage to the dock From the hurricane was evident. Very informative and fabulous view.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty but the damage to the dock From the hurricane was evident. Very informative and fabulous view.

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Chagrin Falls, OH
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I gave it a "3" because so many people love this park. I would like to love it too, but as of March 20, the park is closed except for the small visitor center and the half of the pier that didn't get destroyed by the hurricane last October. Right now, the park unfortunately rates a "1." They are hoping... More 

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Thank TravelDog83
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I so enjoy Hunting Island State Park, and were disappointed to hear that it will be closed down for the season due to Hurricane Mathew. As soon as it reopens we will be back, and highly recommend for families and couples.

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Hudson, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic barrier island state park in coastal South Carolina. It had been totally destroyed by the Hurricane last year. Visited 2 weeks ago and though much progress has been made there is a long way to go. They are hoping for a soft opening of the day use area the end of May, Camping???

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Endicott, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Hunting Beach, but not much was open due to hurricane damage. They're projecting a December opening?

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Elloree, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Beaufort, SC and was encouraged to visit Hunting Island State Park and so glad we did. We live within five miles of a state park but Hunting Island was like driving into a tropical paradise. The beach is beautiful, although we could not take advantage of the beach because of the time of the year. Another attraction... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Talked to the ranger at the Nature Center. Everything in the park is closed due to Hurricane Matthew. You can't get into the road to the lighthouse. You can't even walk the trails to the lighthouse. The pier off the Nature Center is only open half way. So All you people who are raving about going inside the lighthouse must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You'll have a blast if camping is your thing. It's about a 20 minute drive from anything or anybody. Plenty of time for relaxing. Sets in between Fripp Island and Harbour Island. Sun, sand, and water.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I don't what these other recent posters are smoking but I'm in the Hunting State Park Nature Center talking to the employees and the lighthouse and other main beachside part of the Park have been closed off for quite some time due to hurricane damage so if you are visiting Beaufort I don't recommend driving the 16miles out here because... More 

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This park is beautiful. You may climb the light house for a little extra fee (less than $5) for an extra spectacular view. Walking on the beach you will come across some starfish.

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