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Hunting Island LighthouseHunting Island LighthouseFriends of Hunting Island is an all-volunteer organization whose purpose is to preserve and maintain the only undeveloped barrier island in South Carolina. We need your participation and your donations to help provide the services and projects described in this website. Donations and membership fees are tax-deductible. For $40, you and your family can help protect one of our most valuable natural resources and enjoy unlimited access to the park for a year.

All members are encouraged to participate in any of our on-going projects. 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 control, 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.

Membership 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 dues. We issue a vehicle volunteer sticker to allow you to come out to join us as we work. Fun times through the year include fall and spring dinners, picnics, oyster roasts, and more.

If you wish to join Friends Of Hunting Island, please click here.

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.