The Hunting Island Nature Center, located at the entrance of the fishing pier, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-5pm year-round (extended to seven days a week during the summer).
Nature Center and Pier Fees
A fee is required for the pier & nature center. No fees are required if you have a State Park camping pass, or have paid the beach entrance fee, or you have a Palmetto Passport. If using the pier before the park opens, and you do not have a pass, use the honor box to pay the fee. A pass is included in the payment envelope.
Wildlife and Marine Displays
The Nature Center features live reptiles and exhibits highlighting the park's natural resources. Daily tours throughout the park are held March-November. Please call (843) 838-7437 for more program information including dates and times.
While visiting the nature center, you can enjoy some fishing on the fishing pier, which extends 1,120 feet into the Fripp Inlet. Many different species of fish may be caught here. Favorite baits are shrimp, cut bait (menhaden or mullet) as well as spoons and other artificial baits. Fripp inlet is well known for its productive fishing and is a very popular spot for the local fishing crowd.
It is also a good spot for watching Dolphin and bird life. The island across the waterway is Fripp Island, which is a private resort. The bridge is also part of the Fripp Island resort, and is private.