Come out and join the park and the Friends of Hunting Island for the annual jump into the ocean on New Year's Day! This fun and popular event helps raise funds for the park's Discover Carolina education program, which is an initiative within the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism that fuses the park's resources with state curriculum standards and provides students with a unique and memorable learning experience.
The event has become quite a New Year's spectacle. Not only is there the plunge, but you should see the costumes!
Registration starts at noon as well as the famous Steel Band. You will want to grab a cup of hot chocolate or coffee after you turn in your pledge/registration forms. Then enjoy the music (dancing is acceptable!) and get ready for those wishing to participate in the costume parade.Standing around the fire pit with fellow plungers might be more your style! A copy of the registration/pledge form is available here.
Don't forget we have prizes for the business, organization, and individual who raise the most money. Don't be late, all the activities occur before the actual plunge at 1:00 ! We may have traffic backups! Each year, the event gets bigger and the costumes more outrageous. And the funds go to help a very special program. Won't you join us this year?
Friends of Hunting Island held their annual meeting on Saturday, December 6 at the Hunting Island State Park Visitor Center. At the meeting, a new Board of Directors was elected. Click here to see the new slate of officers.
Discover Carolina provides students in the lowcountry an opportunity to study their local natural resources in a non-traditional environment while improving upon their academic skills. Local students are fortunate to transform Hunting Island into their own classroom.
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Do you remember enjoying the "great outdoors" as a child? Now you can come and play outside at Hunting Island State Park and learn about the outdoors while having fun and staying active. Just some of the programs that are available include Crabbing, Cast Netting, Lighthouse Tours, Creatures of the Night, Barrier Island Ecology, and even Knot Tying!
Want to receive a brochure?. Call the Hunting Island State Park Nature Center to receive the brochure or to sign up for the many activities available.
We need only two simple things to provide the services and projects you see described on this website; your participation and your tax-deductible membership fees. For one $40 membership contribution, you and your family can join our Friends organization for one year. All members are encouraged to participate in any of our on-going projects. If you do not wish to join, but want to donate to our efforts, Click here to make a tax deductible donation to FOHI.