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Editor’s Note: Due to safety concerns, the state has temporarily closed tours of the lighthouse mentioned in this article until repairs can be made. (Updated May 31, 2022)

South Carolina is home to remarkable state parks with amenities that include stunning beaches, mountaintop overlooks, cabins, secluded islands, and more. But the state park that reigns supreme as the fan favorite among visitors is Hunting Island State Park. Among other features, the park is home to a 19th century lighthouse visitors can climb to the top for unending 360-degree views. A campground, eight miles of trails, a nature center, and more round out the many reasons to put Hunting Island on the bucket list for repeat adventures.

Day use hours for Hunting Island State Park are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during winter and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. during daylight savings time. Admission is $5/adults, $3.25/seniors, $3 children age 6-15, children 5 and under are free.

Address: 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Hunting Island, SC, 29920

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