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Where Your Money Goes

Over the years, Friends of Hunting Island has supported the park in innumerable ways—from small projects like fire extinguishers to large ones like the renovation of the Visitor Center.


  • Nature Center renovation of retail and classroom exhibit space

  • Playground at Lighthouse complex

  • Primitive tent sites - 25 ocean view pads with picnic table and firepit

  • Campground check-in station

  • Mobi mats

  • Nature Center gardens and avian garden maintenance

  • Webcam

  • Beach wheelchairs

  • Barrier vegetation for primitive tent site privacy

  • Campground laundromat

  • Virtual Lighthouse - Visitor Center

  • Nature Center classroom extension and other improvements

  • Water garden at the Nature Center

  • ADA equipment including Mobi-mats, beach-accessible wheel chairs, and concrete pads to extend ADA campsites

  • Lighthouse compound restoration and maintenance

  • Civilian Conservation Corps at Hunting Island displays

  • Trail development, improvement, and maintenance

  • Litter control including doggie poop bags and mobile ashtrays

  • Campground play area construction

  • Ecological signage about turtles, nesting birds, etc.

  • Marsh boardwalk improvements

  • Landscaping, sand-fencing, and dune restoration

  • Beach shower towers and changing stations

  • Beach access improvements

  • Educational program support such as Discover Carolina, Women’s Coastal Skills Training, and the People’s Park Project which brings underserved families to the park. 

  • Visitor Center renovation

We appreciate your membership and welcome your donations, which  support Hunting Island in all of these endeavors.



Photo courtesy of FOHI Lighthouse Director, Ted Panayotoff


Photo courtesy of Tony Kukulich, Post and Courier



Photo courtesy of Kate Hudson



Photo courtesy of Kate Hudson

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