Hunting Island State Park Hours, Fees and Rules

For current park hours and fees, check the Hunting Island State Park website.

Park Rules

For the protection of visitors, habitat, and wildlife, Hunting Island State Park has rules for visitors. (They may change from time to time.) Check with a park official if you have questions.

  • Pets are allowed on the beach and in the camping area but not in the buildings. Pets must be constrained or on a leash not more than 6’ in length. Pets may not disturb wildlife, guests, or habitat.
  • No live animals or plants (including sand dollars) may be collected. Check all shells.
  • Alcoholic beverages, fireworks, and explosives are not allowed.
  • Do not feed, approach, or harass wildlife.
  • Fires must be contained within designated camping fire rings.
  • Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the beach.
  • Metal detectors are not permitted near the lighthouse grounds.
  • Do not litter.
  • Stay off sand dunes, sand fences, and sea oats.
  • Personal items found on the beach must be turned in to park officials.


  • Site LogoHelp us keep Hunting Island State Park a special place

    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.

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