Fishing at Hunting Island
THE PIER IS BACK! After the 2016 visit from Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on the Nature Center Pier, we are pleased to announce that after 4 1/2 years the Fishing Pier reopened on September 18, 2021 after an extensive rehabilitation. Come visit this stunning new ICON!
Fishing in South Carolina is popular year-round for fresh water, large mouth, red-breast, and catfish. The salt-water species vary from trout, redfish and flounder inshore to marlin, dolphin, king mackerel, snapper, grouper and much more offshore and are specialties of Hunting Island State Park. Bring your gear and find serenity in the Lagoon or casting in the ocean. We have it covered.
Fishing Information: Guests enjoy fishing in Johnson Creek, the lagoon or surf fishing on the beach.
Nature Center Pier: The newly refurbished Hunting Island Fishing Pier is NOW OPEN to all! Come cast your fishing and crabbing lines into Fripp Inlet and get that salt water adventure back in your soul.
Boating and Boat Access: Russ Point public boat access is available at the south end of the park across Highway 21 from the Nature Center where a boat ramp provides access to Fripp Inlet.
Photo courtesy of Linda Miller
Amazing catch and release of a redfish by Miguel Lucero at the Rustic Tent site!