Rustic Tent Sites
In late 2020, Hunting Island State Park requested that FOHI financially support the construction of 25 new rustic tent sites close to the beach in the campground. The sites were completed in early 2021. As campers began to use the sites, they noted that each site felt a little exposed. There were no visual barriers between sites to create some privacy.
In October 2021, Brandon Goff, Park Manager, requested that FOHI provide funding and labor to install visual barriers between each site. That work was completed in October 2021. Native plants were purchased from a wholesale nursery in Florida and the compost and pine straw were purchased from Taylor’s in Beaufort. About 40 volunteers worked in the compost, installed the plants, and covered them with pine straw. The plants are small now, but in a few years, they will make nice green fences. The pine straw covering the 25 barrier strips makes each tent site feel separate.