Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review of Hunting Island State Park in St. Helena, SC

Hunting Island State Park in St. Helena, SC.   
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Review completed on March 30th, 2014.

Cleanliness of the park-  1  2  3  4  5

Cleanliness of the bath-houses 1  2  3  4  5

Cleanliness of the camp store- 1  2  3  4  5

Friendliness of the staff
- 1  2  3  4  5

Overall rating of the camp sites- 1  2  3  4  5

Overall rating of the park
- 1  2  3  4  5

Notes: Hunting Island State Park campground has 10 tent sites and several RV sites. Some sites are oceanfront and others are a short walk away from the beach. The site we chose was a short walk away, private, and out of the wind. The campground is open year-round. If you are not camping at the campground but want to visit the park, there is an entrance fee of $5 per person. The park store (by the campground) has souvineers, camping supplies, a few groceries, and wifi (there were a couple picnic tables set up outside the store when we were there. The wifi reaches up to about 100 yards from the store, so if you choose a site close to the store you will be able to use the wifi at your site.) There is a playground for the kiddos at the campground and a volleyball net set up on the beach. The campers and camp-hosts that we met were friendly. This is a quiet, private (not crazy busy and crowded), and natural beach (fairly easy to find sand-dollars!), a great place to relax and get away from it all. The park also includes a marsh boardwalk, nature center, light-house, gift shop, etc. We wanted to climb the stairs to the top of the light-house ($2 per person, FYI)but they have a rule that kiddos must be at least 44" tall to go inside. =(  We were a little disappointed by that rule since we had been looking forward to the view from the top of the light-house. Stores and restaurants are several miles away from the park, not in walking distance. As for the employees of the stores in town, they were not rude but they weren't exactly friendly either. Our Straightalk cell phone didn't have service at the park but our Verizon Jetpack (for internet) worked like a champ. There isn't much to DO in town, that we could see. A drive-in movie theatre, small massage parlor, some little shops, etc. So if you're a person who likes to be out and about, getting into things, it will probably be pretty boring for you. But if you want some peace and quiet, this is the place for you! Go to the store to get what you need for the week (or weekend, however long you'll be staying) then just chill at the beach the rest of the time. =)

Would you recommend Hunting Island State Park to others?   YES.

Would you visit Hunting Island State Park again?  This was our 2nd visit, so that would be a YES. =) P.S. Please take a moment to comment on this post and SHARE it! To share, just click on the red "share" button below or look for the gray facebook/email/pinterest/twitter/etc icons below (depending on what type of device you're on.) Thank you so very much for your support!!! =)


  1. Glad you guys had fun love all the pictures. Guess you hit the road in the morning for your second destination. Have fun, drive safe. Hugs to you all. Give my grandson a big old bear hug and tell him maw maw sure loves and misses him. Love to all of you. Mom and Carl.