Edisto Beach State Park 


Eidsto Beach State Park

Edisto Beach State Park is a true hidden gem in the Lowcountry. The 1200-acre park is about an hour's drive from downtown Charleston. It boasts a large campground with 113 sites, furnished cabins and a day-use area with parking, beach access, shelters and picnic tables. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of outdoor recreational activities, including walking on the beach, swimming, fishing, and kayaking. The park also has a series of short, mostly level trails that wind through Edisto Island’s maritime forest of live oak, hanging Spanish moss, and palmetto trees. During your walk, you may encounter white-tailed deer, osprey, alligators, or even a wary bobcat.



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Edisto Beach State Park Hours and Admission


Hours:
8 am - 6 pm in the winter months
8 am - 8 pm during Daylight Savings Time

Admission:
Adult (16+) $8
Seniors $5
Children (6-15) $4
Children 5 and younger free


Edisto Beach State Park Address and Map


Edisto Beach State Park
8377 State Cabin Rd
Edisto Island SC 29438
Edisto Beach State Park


Features and Amenities of Edisto Beach State Park 


  • Campground with 120 sites
  • Furnished Cabins
  • Hiking and Biking Trails
  • Picnic Tables with grills
  • Surf fishing or fishing in the 
    salt marsh
  • Education Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Boat Ramp
  • Park Store/Gift Shop

Edisto Beach State Park Rules and Regulations


  • Pets must be leashed at all times
  • No gathering firewood, rocks, or minerals without permit
  • Firearms are prohibited
  • Consuming or displaying alcohol in public is prohibited

Current and Upcoming Events
at Edisto Beach State Park


What: Edisto Interpretive Center
When: Tues. - Sat.
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Where: Edisto Beach State Park
Admission: Free with Park Admission

Visit the Environmental Learning Center at Edisto Beach State Park. The center's exhibits will introduce you to natural and cultural aspects of the ACE Basin, the Lowcountry watersheds of the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto rivers. Check out our touch tank and feeding programs, see fossils of prehistoric animals, and "take a ride" on a shrimping boat as you explore the different habitats found in the ACE Basin.

What: Wetlands of the Lowcountry
When: May 11 & 18, 2024
Time: 2 pm - 3 pm
Where: Edisto Beach State Park Environmental Learning Center
Admission: Free with Park Admission

Ever wonder what lies in the murky depths of the swamps? Come learn what grows, swims, and crawls around in the mucky waters of our freshwater wetlands.


What: Lowcountry Tidal Treasures
When: May 2, 3, 16, 17 & 31, 2024
Time: May 2 & 16: 9 am - 10:30 am / May 3, 17 & 31: 10 am - 11:30 am
Where: Park Office Beach Access
Admission: Free with Park Admission

Join us for a guided beach walk as we take a look at what washes up on the beach and discuss the ecology of the beach. Pre-registration required.


What: Salt Marsh BioDiscovery
When: May 21, 2024
Time: 10 am - 11 am

Where: Environmental Learning Center
Admission: Free with Park Admission

Learn about the importance of the salt marsh and the creatures that live within it. This is a hands-on citizen-science project partnered with South Carolina Sea Grant. Recommended for participants 10 and up.


What: Gators of the Lowcountry
When: May 14 & 28, 2024
Time: 12 pm - 12:45 pm

Where: Environmental Learning Center
Admission: Free with Park Admission

Learn more about South Carolina’s largest reptile and these modern-day dinosaurs during this educational program. Also get an up-close look at one of our resident gators!


What: Birds of Edisto
When: May 1, 15 & 29, 2024
Time: 2 pm - 3 pm

Where: Environmental Learning Center
Admission: Free with Park Admission

Come learn about some of our resident birds in this avian-based trivia game! No binoculars needed. Free with park admission.


What: TurtleFest at Edisto
When: June 1, 2024
Time: 8 am - 1 pm

Where: Front Day-use area, Environmental Learning Center, Edisto Beach Civic Center
Admission: Free with Park Admission

This special, one-day festival celebrating the return of the loggerhead sea turtles to South Carolina beachers will include exhibits, arts-and-crafts and information on how you can protect these threatened animals. Adults will have just as much fun as the kids, as turtles are for you too!


What: Loggerhead Sea Turtle Walk
When: June 4 - 22, 2024 (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
Time: 9 pm - Midnight

Where: Park Office Near the Beach
Admission: $35 per person, ages 11 and up

Edisto Beach State Park is one of the few areas in South Carolina that is permitted by SCDNR to lead educational, nesting sea turtle, night walks. Due to duration, time of night, and difficulty of terrain, these walks are not recommended for children younger than 10 years old. Advanced registration is required.


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