Hunting Island | Carolina Snaps


With five miles of South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet, Hunting Island State Park is a natural attraction like no other.

Hunting Island was named for being the “Hunting” grounds for Lowcountry planters. It became a State Park in 1935.

Today, Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park, attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife.

From the top of one of the most distinctive lighthouses in South Carolina, guests can stand 130 feet above the ground to take in the breathtaking, panoramic view of the Atlantic Coast and surrounding maritime forest.

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