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Firewood Alert: Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into South Carolina State Parks from outside of the state.

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.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Aug 05 2016   Later Dates


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the Park Office. This 1255-acre park includes a dense maritime forest and an expansive salt marsh where visitors can explore the wonders of nature. The park offers 113 improved campsites, several walk-in tent sites, 7 rental cabins, a day-use area for beach access and a four-mile nature trail that winds through the maritime forest with beautiful vistas overlooking the salt marsh.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Aquarium Display
  • Archeological Sites
  • Area Attraction
  • Beach Access, Coastal
  • Beachcombing
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Comfort Station
  • Cultural Activities
  • Dock, Boat
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Ocean
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Ice Sales
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Maintenance, Housekeeping
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Study
  • Ocean/Beach Access
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs, Nature
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Saltwater Touch Tank
  • Shelters
  • Shopping
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Ocean
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Ocean
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Accessible From Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Crabbing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Kayaking
  • Powerboating
  • Shrimping
  • Surfing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Emergency Services
  • Grocery Store
  • Newspapers
  • Outfitter
  • Town
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Canoe Rental
  • Catering
  • Churches
  • Dining
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Mall/Stores/Specialty Shops
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Parasailing
  • Propane
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Rent Jet Skis
  • Rentals, Boats, Kayaks
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
  • River
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Art & Museum
  • Museum
  • Programs, History
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Hunting
  • Laundry
  • Lighthouse
  • Scenic Driving Routes
Greater Than 20 Miles
  • Airport
  • Antiquing
  • Car Rentals
  • Hospital
  • Kennel
  • Lighthouse - Viewing/Tour
Alerts and Important Information
Customers arriving after 5pm must contact the park prior to 5pm to acquire the gate access code. Guest arriving on time will not be presented the gate access code until check-in. Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin area. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Strictly-enforced quiet hours are from 10PM - 7AM. Alcoholic beverages are PROHIBITED. No one under the age of 18 may register for a campsite or cabin. Please contact the park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) Standard and Full Service sites.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.51278, -80.29972
32°30'46"N, 80°17'59"W

The park is located on SC Hwy 174 at Edisto Island, 50 miles SE of Charleston, South Carolina. From Hwy 17: take Hwy 174 appx. 28 miles. Day Use Area & Beach Front Campground located to the left upon entering the town limits Live Oak Campground and Cabins located to the right off Hwy. 174 just past park sign. Interpretive Center and Boat Landing located to the right (Palmetto Road)

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

8377 State Cabin Road
Edisto Island  SC  29438

Phone Number:

Information:  (843)869-2156