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Are there alligators in Hunting Island South Carolina?

Are there alligators in Hunting Island South Carolina?

Wildlife: Animal visitors include loggerhead turtles, which nest on the island in the summer months. On dry land and in and around freshwater ponds can be found deer and alligators, raccoons and even eastern diamondback rattlesnakes.

Why is it called Hunting Island?

The name, Hunting Island, was given to this amazing area because it was once a huge hunting presence in the early 19th century. Today, all of the wildlife is protected and no hunting is allowed. Before it became Hunting Island, it was owned by Richard Reynolds.

What happened to Hunting Island?

The boneyard beach is gone — a 2-mile stretch of popular Hunting Island State Park near its iconic lighthouse that was one of the sought-out natural features. The bleached fallen trees that made the beach scenic have been bulldozed and left in piles. Officials say it had to be done.

Can you swim at Hunting Island State Park?

Swimming: Swimming is permitted in the Atlantic Ocean at your own risk. There is no designated swimming area and no lifeguards are on duty. Bird Watching: The park is an ideal spot for birdwatching year round. Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted.

What time does Hunting Island Open?

The Hunting Island State Park is open daily, 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., with extended hours until 9:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time.

What is Hunting Island known for?

Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park and also attracts a vast array of land and marine wildlife including loggerhead turtles, American bald eagles, deer, alligators, raccoons, diamondback rattlesnakes, and hundreds of species of birds.

Is Hunting Island beach open?

The new hours of operation for Hunting Island beach will be from 10am until 7pm daily. The bathhouses will be open at the North and South beach parking areas. The Visitors Center, Nature Center and Park Office will not be open. The gift shop/convenience store near the Lighthouse will not be open.

Does Hunting Island have a beach?

What they all enjoy is five miles of beach, thousands of acres of marsh, tidal creeks and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet. Amenities include a fishing pier and some of the state’s most desirable campsites.

Does Hunting Island have WIFI?

Complimentary wifi is available at the park visitor center, lighthouse gift shop, Nature Center, and the park store located in the campground. It is also available and accessible across the entire campground.

Can you drink on Hunting Island beach?

Alcoholic beverages, fireworks, and explosives are not allowed. Do not feed, approach, or harass wildlife. Fires must be contained within designated camping fire rings. Pets are allowed on the beach and in the camping area but not in the buildings.

Can you have alcohol on Hunting Island beach?

Can you surf on Hunting Island State Park?

Hunting Island State Park is one long beachbreak exposed to swells from all directions. The north end of the island can get quite juicy on NE windswells. There’s considerable continental shelf once you start getting this far south.