Hunting Island State Park
Explore the sub-tropical paradise of nearby Hunting Island and its miles of beaches,jungle hiking trails and marsh land for birdwatchers,kayakers,sun-worshippers and hikers. You can also discover old ruins,and nesting grounds for the endangered Loggerhead turtle.
Beaufort Lodging Near Hunting Island -
Stay at our downtown Beaufort hotel and you'll be just a 20-minute drive from secluded Hunting Island State Park. Our hotel in the Beaufort Historic District offers like amenities such as upgraded bath products,alarm clock radios with MP3 players,flat screen TVs and complimentary Southern breakfast overlooking the scenic Beaufort River.
Hunting Island History -
Take a trip to Hunting Island State Park and you'll be walking in the footsteps of pirates and sailors who used secluded Hunting Island as a popular layover spot and hideaway. In the 1930s the state park was built by the Civil Conservation Corps,and has since become the most popular park in South Carolina. Visit the lagoon to see where parts of Forrest Gump and G.I. Jane were filmed.
Hunting Island State Park Activities -
Some of the more popular Hunting Island State Park activities include visits to the lighthouse (the only public lighthouse in South Carolina) and ranger's center,walks along the boardwalk,and fishing from the pier located on the south end of the Hunting Island near the bridge.