Improved parking areas, handicap accessible restrooms, and beach accesses that include “Mobi-Mats” allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the park. Friends of Hunting Island supports all accessibility additions by the state and contributes to them whenever possible. We have donated all-terrain wheelchairs that are located at the Lighthouse Beach Store and the Campground. This makes it easy for those with difficulty walking to be able to explore the park.
Many of the hiking trails were widened and paved with a mixture of sand and shell to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All-terrain wheelchairs can easily negotiate many of the trails.
Beach access was made ADA-compliant with the purchase of Mobi-Mats, which make the entrances to the beach much easier for all-terrain wheelchairs.
In another project, Friends of Hunting Island and Beaufort County A-Tax funding constructed new changing stations and shower towers at three public beach access locations: two at the south beach handicap area, four across from the south beach restroom, and two at the first north beach access area.
We need only two 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 Friends of Hunting Island and have unlimited access to the park 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 the Friends of Hunting Island.