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Hunting Island State Park


2555 Sea Island Pkwy
Hunting Island, SC 29920
843.838.2011
No Email Address
http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/stateparks/parkdetail.asp?PID=1019
6 Reviews
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Nice campground - many spots are a little tight for the larger 5th wheels. Well run in a great area Check well ahead of time for reservations also - fills up fast. Be advised the state park is closed as of Nov 2016 - severe damage caused by Hurricane Mathew

Received from steve for visit in Dec 2013


Site Number: 4
Stay Again? NO
Beautiful beachfront campground in a large State Park.

Received from Al for visit in Apr 2008


Site Number: 62
Stay Again? YES
Hunting Island State Park Campground is wonderful. The beach is just a few steps away from most sites and it is not commercial like Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately, parents don't keep a very good eye on their children and bath house toilets get stuffed with toilet paper and overflow. This happened in both the mens and womens bath house close to our site (It has happened on two other occasions when we were there, also). We told the representative at the shop, but they were never cleaned. Another drawback was the nastiness of the shop clerk when we stopped to ask a question. Instead of answering, she snapped that we couldn't park where we were parked. We only stopped on the way out for less than a minute and she could have been nicer in informing us not to park where we were parked. We felt that maybe she was unhappy to be working on Thanksgiving, but her tag indicated she was a volunteer and it wasn't our fault that she had to work. Otherwise, we've only had great service from the other staff a rangers. Crabbing is great in October and mosquitoes are horrible in the summer. Don't forget to check out the lagoon and bring your bicycles-teh roads are flat and great!

   

Received from Alli T for visit in Nov 2006


Site Number: 93
Stay Again? YES
This is a beautiful campground, situated right on the beach. Our site (62) was an easy walk to the beach, and we enjoyed getting up to beautiful sunsets each morning. The beach itself is very nice - clean and uncrowded. The sites are well spaced, and felt roomy. There was a nice mix of tents, trailers and motor homes. The camp store was nice also, and most of their prices seemed very reasonable. The staff were are very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a nice camp ground, close to the beach, it would be tough to do better than this. My only demerits were the rest rooms (they should have been cleaner, and lacked any soap, towels or garbage containers), and the lack of any garbage receptacles other than the main dump station. I realize both of these are due to tight budgets, and to keep the rates reasonable. Neither was a major problem, but they were enough to keep this from being a "5".

Received from Anon for visit in Apr 2007


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
What a great trip!! If you haven't been to Hunting Island SP located just east of Beaufort (pronounced Bweu-fert, not Bow-fort, that's a town in NC), you really should check it out as it's one of the nicest beach campgrounds I've seen. Most of the sites are shaded with live oaks, pines, and palmettos. The sites nearest the beach are just behind some small dunes so they are less than 100 feet from the water at high tide. The bathhouses are a little old but are kept pretty clean considering the number of people using them. Some sites are more private and spacious than others. Some sites are ideal where several campers would like to be grouped together. Just check out the map at their website and you can pretty well tell what I'm talking about. If you're planning on going, I recommend using their reservation system as the campground is very popular during the summer. If you want to take your chances without reservations, get there early as incoming campers start lining up at the gate at 6am for the weekend. Bring your insect repellent as the mosquitos can be bothersome when there's no breeze to keep them at bay. O-yes, there's a little restaurant just outside the park called the "Shrimp Shack". If you like seafood, try their shrimp burger-it's delicious. Also, for dinner make a short drive to Port Royal near Beaufort and find the "Dockside" restaurant. The "crispy flounder" was so good my wife and I had it two nights in a row! It's a diamond-cut whole flounder, fried with a light tasty batter, and then lightly drizzled with red and white sauces, served with corn/black bean salsa and red rice. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere also, as it's sitting there where you look out over the waterway and shrimp boats docked outside. Can you tell I love seafood almost as much as I love camping?

Received from Randy R for visit in Jul 2004


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
This park is very popular in the SE. We stayed for 4 nights. The park fills up nearly a year in advance for the prime sites near the beach. We stayed back in the Pines. The sites near the beach have less shade but they have almost no mosquitos. The sites back in the woods have plenty of shade, much of it from very pretty natural Palms, but the mosquitos can be TERRIBLE! The only relief is by having fans. I would recomend at least two box fans, mosquitos can not navigate and attack you in over a 5 mph wind :-) The sites are relatively spread out. Central dump station. The bath houses were adequate and well kept, but you can not hide the fact they have been around for a few decades. The staff was very friendly. The beach is amazing. Bring a Camera for sure. You will see NATURAL beach erosion/relocation almost before your eyes. The south side of the beach is actually eroding into the forest and sand is being relocated to the North end. They also have a very pretty lighthouse.

Received from J R for visit in Jun 2005


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES



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