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Beaufort, South Carolina

Hunting Island State Park

Beaufort, South Carolina



2555 Sea Island Pkwy
Beaufort, South Carolina 29920
Phone: (843) 838-2011

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $38 6/2016

Latitude: 32.387730573148
Longitude: -80.438317740202

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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97 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

I will say that we have visited Hunting Island every year for nine consecutive years. I have always rated the park highly, but not this time. This park's location is incredible, but without serious investment by the state if South Carolina, this park will continue to degrade. The bathhouses are 10 years overdue for refurbishment. Due to ongoing beach erosion, when there are heavy rains (common in the coast) water will collect and flood many campsites. For two years now we have witnessed many tent campers have there entire site end up under 4-6 inches of water. The state knows these sites are flood prone yet they continue to rent them out to unsuspecting families who end up having to pack up and leave after a heavy rain. The roads need work and I would estimate 90% of the campsites need releveling to eliminate the low areas that hold standing water. The campground hosts as well as the Rangers and staff are top notch. They deal with so many guests dealing with poor conditions and should be commended. Hunting Island generates more revenue for SC than any other park, yet every year funds are withheld to bring the facilities up to date and renourish the beach. My family and I love this place, my kids have grown up here, but this may have been our last trip here until something is done to fix the problems. I really feel like South Carolina is simply stealing tourists dollars at this point and if they don't address the problems immediately, Mother Nature is going to reclaim this incredible campground. I hope the state will act soon. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
90
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Surf fishing, great food locally, plenty of fresh fish and seafood. The campground store is well stocked with t-shirts and gifts. For a day trip, Hilton Head Island is an hour away.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Let me begin by stating, if you come prepared, your stay will be a great one. Yes, there are plenty of mosquitoes and No-See-Um's for everyone. We used a Thermacell and a large fan while sitting outside and had no problem. We did not have to use spray on insect repellent. There were a few things that I did not like about the campground; very few of the sites I saw were level but with a few boards it should not be a problem. Many of the sites had standing, stagnate, water either on the site or nearby, a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Our site, and those around us, had mud on the site. A little gravel on almost all of the sites would go a long way toward improvements. The roads are paved but can be very narrow in places. If you take your time you should have no problem. Some sites are a little tight to back into because of a few trees. We did have one issue with a large dog that was left outside all the time and barked non-stop. After several complaints, the rangers did make a visit which helped the situation. Overall, the staff we had contact with were very nice and knowledgeable. The wildlife within the park is unbelievable! Deer would walk right up to your campsite. If you are not careful, the raccoons will enjoy anything not properly stored. The beach is a short walk from any campsite and they are wonderful. Best of all, they are not over crowded. Park WiFi was ok if you were near one of the buildings. AT&T/LTE service was ok, usually 1-2 bars. 50 amp service was good along with water pressure. The park store was one of the better stocked stores for a state park. Aside from the usual T-shirts and hats, they had soft drinks, milk, eggs, and other grocery items. Overall, this really is a great park and we will return. I do wish they had sewer connections. They do have two dump stations. The park was clean and well organized. Each time I visited the bathhouse, they were clean and well stocked. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Do visit the lighthouse and walk the trail to the "Little Blue House."
The Shrimp Shack just outside the park is good.
For something different, the Gullah restaurant a few miles toward Beaufort is good. I recommend the shark strips.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The state park ranks as an overall 10 in all areas. Unbelievable access to the beach. We were in site 6 and we could see the Atlantic Ocean from our MH. There were tents directly across the street from our site but it did not block our view of the waves crashing on the sand. The campground was very quiet in the evening. Must visit see areas in the park are the visitor's center, the lighthouse and the marsh walk in the evening to catch the sunset. I hope to return to the area again very soon. If you are in a big rig the roads getting to the sites are tight. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Must do....Historical carriage ride in Beaufort, Penn Center, walking the beautiful town of Beaufort. Great restaurants near the campground. Our favorite was Johnson Creek Tavern which is just right outside the park. Sunrises are stunning and the empty beaches in March were like picture postcards.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park, the beach is beyond perfect! Hard pack sand makes walking and biking a breeze! The camp sites are pretty nice. Some can be a little difficult to get into to. There are a few that are slanted the wrong way and the only safe way of getting into them is going the wrong direction on the loop road. By and large most sites are decent and you will not have problems. There is also a decent amount of space between most sites. The sites along the beach are to die for! Only two sites I saw had sewer and they were for handicap. If more sites had sewer I would have given it a 10. No see-ims can be a problem. When we arrived ( mid March) they covered us and our RV. We lite up our Thermcell and the disappeared never to be seen again. I suspect they come out after a rain and disappear when drier air comes in. The bottom line is this, if you love the beach and your a beach person you need to be here. Its really as simple as that! We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

If you like beaches, this campground is for you. Quite a few of the campsites are on or within view of the beach. The rest are a short walk away. Along most of the beach, the dunes have been completely eroded away. It looks like some of the campsites have been down-sized to tent sites as a result. The beach is huge at low tide, and thin at high tide. You can walk or ride your bicycle on the sand beach to the lighthouse at low tide. Along the way you pass a forest of dead tree trunks in what must have once been a maritime forest. The campground and entire park are meticulously maintained. The staff and camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. Our campsite was easy to pull into and the utilities were convenient and easy to reach. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park on the Atlantic Ocean. There are lots of large shaded sites and a wonderful light house to visit. Walking the beach is our favorite past time. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Historic Beaufort is a wonderful town to visit as are several great local artisan shops close to camp. There is a local seafood place, Gays, very close for fresh shrimp and more.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful park on the ocean with a most beautiful beach with some of the most spectacular sunrises on the Atlantic. However, two cons are the tight fit of campgrounds but the view and locale make up for this. Plan to spend most of your time enjoying the public beach and do walk to the driftwood beach on your way to the lighthouse. The second criticism is the state of the restrooms and bathhouses. They are severely out of date and so old they are surely hard to keep clean. No way to dry your hands, for example, too. A big plus is that you can climb the lighthouse and dogs are welcome on the beach. The staff is very friendly and the grounds well kept. We stayed in a 24' motorhome, but if you have a big rig be sure to request a large enough site. Very tight quarters--but the beauty of the park makes up for it. We will make this a regular visit. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
192
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Plums in Bufort is a great place for lunch.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park, very clean and right on the beach, no matter which site you choose. There are two bridges you must cross prior to the park, the first one is quite narrow, and 35mph. I drove it in a 40'DP, no room, and thankfully did not meet any large rigs going the other way. The second bridge is no problem. Maneuvering throughout the park is fine, just need to go slow, but plenty of other large rigs in the park. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to the beach! 30 minutes too downtown Beaufort. Great place to relax.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

What else can you say about this SP, Hunting Island is just plain great! Nice beaches, trails, camping spot felt like you were on some tropical island. I wasn't on the beach, but that is fine, I'll try the beach sites next time as this was a last minute stop for 2 nights. The lighthouse was really cool to walk up and around at the top. Great photo ops everywhere! Get up early for super sunrise pics! Bath house near my spot needs a major overhaul, but overall, no complaints. 50amp service and the 110v worked great. I will return for a longer stay. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
189
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Could be much better if they would remove many trees encroaching roads and sites, and especially removing trees in the middle of sites. Many sites are way off level and hard to access even with our 26 foot motorhome. Beach loop 1-50 is the best, coolest, and least buggy. Our site 112 was loaded with biting gnats even at midday. Beach very pretty but mostly disappears at high tide. Weak Verizon mifi and cell sgnal, but we could use them. Electric and water were good. Probably will not return. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very nice but the loop we stayed at was very difficult to maneuver. We stayed in site 115 which much to our surprise was layed out so that we could not back up into it. We had to drive the loop against traffic in order to be able to get into our site. We arrived after dark and found this to be extremely difficult. You see this loop is called the gauntlet. The road is tiny and there are trees right next to you and over you on both sides. Not to mention cars that are sticking out of their sites. Lots of trees had the scars from trailers hitting them. This part of our stay was very stressful. The bathroom and showers were very outdated and for this reason it looks dirty. Raccoons and deer coming up to our site in the middle of the day! The beach was great! The beach was not very full even though it was Memorial Day weekend. The wonderful thing too was that we could take our dogs on the beach. For this reason mainly, we would stay again but we would not come in after dark and would not stay in the site 115. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We love the park, but just a heads up the bath houses are very dated. On the plus side, we had a trail leading us straight to the beach from our site. (#96) The park is always full and you have to book months in advance, but it is worth it. The park was dead quiet at night even though it was full. A very family friendly place and the beach was awesome! We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I have been coming to this park for 10 years now. This is our favorite campground on the east coast. It is getting harder and harder to book a site here because of the popularity of the State Park, but a stay here is well worth the effort. It is not luxurious, but the natural amenities cannot be beaten. The roads are tight to extremely tight, so be careful about what site you pick and do not be afraid to have someone spot you through the tight places. Others have left scars on the trees! We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in oceanfront site #46, a beautiful setting to wake up to every morning. The staff are friendly and helpful. A 10 all around. We will definitely return. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Campsites next to beach dunes are a feature of this state park. Miles of beach stretch down past the lighthouse which can be climbed ($2), to a fishing pier at the south end of the park. Miles of hiking/mountain biking trails extend through the woods. A well stocked camp store/office offers wi-fi connection with tables outside. Paved roads run through sandy sites, most are level although some in the west side of the park have elevation. Some roads are narrow and wind through the sites southwest of the office. Good AC voltage and fair broadcast TV reception from Savannah and Charleston. We camped at Hunting Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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