Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort

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Stretching over 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres), Hunting Island State Park is home to picturesque beaches, a maritime forest, and a variety of wildlife. Begin by picking up some general information about the park from the visitor center. The center connects with an extensive trail system and is just a short distance from several beach access points. Set out on the highly recommended 9.8 km (6.1 mi) loop trail to wander through the forest, along the lagoon, and to the marsh boardwalk--a great area for spotting wildlife. You can learn more about the island's history and ecosystem and see some live animals up close at the nature center. Consider climbing up the park's 19th-century lighthouse for views of the ocean, beach, and marshland. A visit to Hunting Island State Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Beaufort vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Spent a few hours here during July 4th weekend. Beautiful drive just to get to Lighthouse. Arrive early because car lines are long to enter the park. Admission is for each individual in the vehicle. L...  more »
  • If you want a beach trip without the typical touristy vibe, go here. We were there during the July 4th weekend, so it was pretty crowded. I'd love to go back again when there would be fewer people. It...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, they have switched to two night rentals only. Plenty of great spots open on a sold out night. They could also place campers with space when fewer campers!
  • I liked the park so much that i came 2 days in a row while I stayed in Beaufort. Such a beautiful beach, very quiet and relaxing.
  • A lot of natural beauty but after Hurricane Matthew, the place lost some of its charm, the campground looks like loggers went in and cut a lot of tress, leaving big stumps behind. If you go take a can of skeeter spray for each person going, if not you will be sucked dry, looking like a raisin in just a few hours. The price for the campground plus the banged up appearance is a deal breaker, I dont think I will go back.
  • Most beautiful place. Water is so warm! Camp and visit the lighthouse.

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