Hunting Island State Park has over 100 campsites right along the coast of South Carolina. Pitch your tent or park your RV along the Atlantic at this subtropical state park with palm tree forests and sandy beaches. Hunting Island camping is perfect for those wanting to experience a coastal wilderness. Amenities include restrooms, a camp store, and full RV hookups.
Hunting Island is a gorgeous campground and state park right on the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, this means they are constantly rebuilding after hurricanes so consequently, it is expensive to camp here! The upside is brand spanking new bathrooms with hot water. The only thing missing (in the bathroom) was a trash can so unfortunately, trash was on the floor.
Sites are generous in size and some have trees separating them from ones on the other side of the loop. Note alcohol is prohibited.
The beach, which is directly accessible from the campground, has a long stretch of hard-packed sand and is very walkable. The lighthouse is within easy walking distance from the campground and the beach takes you through upended trees from hurricanes dating back to Hugo in 1989. The sunrises are incredibly gorgeous and well worth getting up when it is still dark out to take photos. There is a well-stocked camp store with friendly personnel.
First beach camp. First South Carolina camp. Site 13 was literally 24 steps from tent to the breaking waves of the Atlantic which are a great soundtrack along with the gusting breezes for reading and cooking s’mores. Thursday night the park was very quiet with Friday and Saturday filling up with friendly families with kids, a surfer, and RVers..a great mix.
Staff was helpful, efficient, and accommodating.
Simple, relaxing, memorably situated park.
Hunting Island State Park is my favorite of the coastal state parks. The wildness at the heart of this gem is undeniable. Hurricanes have not been kind to it over the past few years but it has stood the test of time and shows us all how to adapt and roll with the storms that come through life. If you want to visit a state park that allows you to get in touch with your wild side you must check this place out.
Hello happy campers. Stayed at site 172. Nice level spot with your neighbor right behind you and across the street. Our three year old said we were living in the jungle since we are surrounded by a multitude of trees and plant life. We love the shade. We saw deer, birds, squirrels and several raccoons. I suggest you keep all food put away since I watched one carry off someone’s food from their campsite. The store is stocked with everything you could possibly need or that you forgot to bring. Staff is friendly and helpful. Beach is clean and best of all not crowded. If you like history and nature, don’t forget to see the lighthouse and the nature center. One of the highlights of our stay was getting to participate in a loggerhead sea turtle nest being opened and watching four baby turtles being released to the seas.
Stayed at site 126, great site, fairly shaded. Wonderful experience, plenty of wildlife (deer as common as people, raccoons too, even a baby bobcat at neighboring campsite). Only complaints are: no parking at bathhouses have to walk & had bad experience with single person. Free access to the state park and great beach. Great weekend getaway. Mosquitoes were pretty bad away from campsite but keeping two citronella candles lit kept them away 90% of the time, not as bad as people make it out to be here. $2 to climb the lighthouse is definitely worth it. Even with 90+ degree weather the breeze kept it bearable. Very quiet campground.
We spent three nights here and fell in love with it! If you love the ocean this is the best place. The beach is beautiful and it is amazing for shelling. We were in site 118 and it was perfect. We had a hill behind us which made it nice and quiet. They have a great store there and the staff was very welcoming and helpful. The rest of the park is beautiful as well. The lighthouse is the highlight of the park. We can’t wait to go back!
This campground was the best we have stayed at so far. Beach view with very easy beach access. Dogs are also allowed at the beach which was a nice change. The beach is wide but watch out for high tide as certain areas are harder to navigate through at that time. They are still cleaning up parts of the campground from the hurricane, and from the looks of it they may not be able to get back some of the sites that have been damaged. The bathrooms were clean. My only complaint is they have two showers in one stall, and the stall has no lock. You will either be showering with a friend or a complete stranger, potentially. The park has plenty to do including a lighthouse. We had a terrific visit and is on our list of places to go back. The sites were close together and some were not even. We were at site 145.
We camped here for 3 nights with our dogs. The only reason I'm giving 4 out of 5 stars is the campground was just super crowded. Some of the campsites don't have much privacy. But the campground facilities were top notch. I've never seen such a nice and clean bathhouse at a campground. The park staff was super nice too. There is a camp and souvenir store at the campground entrance that has everything you need. The landscape was just breathtaking. There are palm trees right on the beach and you could walk for miles right on it. It's also just a short walk to the lighthouse. There are multiple hiking trail to explore the maritime forest. It's definitely worth it. I would camp there again but I think during the week it's a little less crowded and more quiet. I'm also glad we came in November and bugs and mosquitos weren't a big problem.
We've been coming here for 18 years. It's a wonderful place for family and friends to gather. The beach is beautiful. The campground is coming back to life after Hurricane Matthew. Charleston and Savannah are both within an hour and a half. Beaufort is a beautifully quiet town with many lovely spots to visit. It's our favorite place to visit.
My family and I have camped at this campground for over 20 years. Every summer we would rv camp for a week or two. I have camped on at least 30 sites. A couple of years ago, hurricanes decimated the island and local rangers and staff have done wonders to renovate the campground. Many campsites and parts of roads got wiped away with the hurricane but what is still left is my version of paradise. This has been and will probably continue to be my favorite campground. Bugs are bad and will pick you up and carry you off. Deer and racoons are friendly and will approach campsites. The camp store and bathhouses are nice and frequently updated.