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The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into South Carolina. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of South Carolina and our State Park System.


CHARLES TOWNE LANDING, SC

Max reservation window: Fri Aug 21 2015   Later Dates
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Description

This park is closed on Dec 24 and 25. Charles Towne Landing is the birthplace and original settlement site of the city of Charleston and South Carolina. Visitors can learn more about the site's history by visiting the park's unique attractions, including the ADVENTURE, a reproduction of a 17th-century coastal trading vessel, and the Animal Forest, a natural habitat zoo that displays animals indigenous to Carolina in 1670.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Archeological Sites
  • Area Attraction
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Comfort Station
  • Cultural Activities
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Display
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Meeting Space
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Nature Study
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Programs, Archeology
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Sightseeing
  • Soda Pop
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Ice Sales
  • Retail, Snacks
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Boating
  • Churches
  • Dining
  • Driftwood Collecting
  • Fishing - Ocean
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Golfing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Motel
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Tennis
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Aquarium Display
  • Art & Museum
  • Ball Field
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Catering
  • Crabbing
  • Dump Station, Marina
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Horseshoes
  • Hospital
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Kennel
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Mall/Stores/Specialty Shops
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Moorage
  • Musical Performances
  • Nature Center
  • Newspapers
  • Outfitter
  • Powerboating
  • Putt-Putt
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Shopping
  • Shrimping
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
  • Water Access, Ocean
  • Water Skiing
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Airport
  • Beach Access, Coastal
  • Beachcombing
  • Camping, Backcountry
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Car Rentals
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Ocean/Beach Access
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Parasailing
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming - Ocean
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Greater Than 20 Miles
  • Botanical Garden
  • Lighthouse
Alerts and Important Information
** Shelters are not available for reservations anymore. They have been closed down. **
Pets are not allowed in the Animal Forest or on the Adventure. However, pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.81056, -79.995
32°48'38"N, 79°59'42"W

The park is located at 1500 Old Towne Road in the West Ashley Section of Charleston. From Interstate 26, take 216-A Cosgrove exit (Hwy 7) to Old Towne Road (Hwy 171). The park will be located on the left at a traffic light. From downtown Charleston, take Hwy 17 south to Hwy 61 (Ashley River Road) to Old Towne Road (Hwy 171). The park will be located on the right at a traffic light.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CHARLES TOWNE LANDING
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston  SC  29407

Phone Number:

Information:  (843)852-4200