Become a Member of the Friends of Hunting Island!

Hunting Island LighthouseThe Friends of Hunting Island is an all volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to preserve and maintain the only undeveloped public barrier island in South Carolina. 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 help protect one of our most valuable resources.

All members are encouraged to participate in any of our on-going projects. By becoming a member of the Friends of Hunting Island, you will help us to continue to improve this truly unique State Park. The ongoing programs at Hunting Island reach out to people with an interest in nature, the environment, and conservation.

Members have a responsibility to help improve Hunting Island and an obligation to preserve the island's natural beauty. Opportunities to lend a hand exist in our construction projects, litter patrols, environmental efforts, turtle rescue program, educational programs at the lighthouse and visitor center, and in other events, ways, and means which enhance our ability to make the Park an awesome experience for all.

Hunting Island LighthouseMembership does indeed have its privileges. Where else can you see a barrier island deer gazing warily at you, and sometimes escorting you, as you patrol the beach early in the morning? Where else can you see starfish and blue crabs in the surf and dolphins at play as the sun rises over the ocean? Benefits come along with your modest annual Friends dues. We issue a vehicle pass to allow you to come out to join us as we work. Fun times throughout the year include fall and spring dinners, picnics, oyster roasts, and more. If you wish to download the form and mail it with a check for $40 made out to "Friends of Hunting Island" please click here. The mailing address is:

Friends of Hunting Island state Park
P.O. Box 844
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

If you feel you cannot make a commitment to become a volunteer but do want to support our efforts, please consider making a tax deductible donation by clicking here.