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Established in 1851. An important Gullah/Geechee heritage site, carefully preserved in recognition of generations of enslaved people & its cultural & historical significance.
Charleston’s #1 family attraction! Come face-to-face with over 5000 amazing animals. Touch sharks and rays, experience a 4-D movie and tour the Sea Turtle Hospital.
943-acre park with off-leash dog park, biking/walking trails, boardwalks, paddle boats, picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
A plantation relic once owned by a Founding Father is a National Park Service site. Enjoy the grounds, historic cottage, exhibits, film, museum shop, and programs. Free entry.
Great saltwater fishing, walking, birding, dining, shopping, and breathtaking views. Special events held seasonally. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
643-acres, paved walking/biking trails, seasonal spray play fountain, off-leash dog park, picnic spots with grills. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
Paved walking/biking trails, seasonal sprinkler area, off-leash dog park, playgrounds, picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
Rich in natural, cultural & historical resources; miles of trails, elevated boardwalks & former rice fields. Favored habitat for rare wildlife. Dogs & bicycles not permitted.
Isle of Palms County Park offers beautiful ocean frontage with lifeguards on duty seasonally along a beachfront designated swimming area. Enjoy other amenities including restrooms, showers, picnic area, and chair and umbrella rentals. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Angel Oak
The Angel Oak is a Live Oak tree, estimated to be 1,400 years old. It stands 65ft. high and provides a 17,000 square foot area of shade. No admission charge.
Battery Park/Whitepoint Gardens
The Battery, which includes a park known as White Point Garden, is a landmark promenade in Charleston. Stretching along the shores of the Charleston peninsula and bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Fort Sumter is visible from the Cooper River side and the point, as is Castle Pinckney, the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, Fort Moultrie and Sullivan's Island.
Center for Birds of Prey
Guided walking tours, educational programs and flight demonstrations. Eagles, owls, hawks, falcons and more! Programs: Thu to Sat, 10:30am & 2pm. 16 miles from downtown.
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
Begin your Charleston experience where English settlers established the first permanent European colony in Carolina. See a 17th-century tall ship replica, cannons and a zoo!
Folly Beach County Park
Located on the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River. Lifeguards on duty seasonally. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours.
Hampton Park
A historic park with camellias and azaleas in bloom in spring, roses bloom in the summer; 1-mile nature trail; Charleston's mounted horse patrol stables nearby.
Kiawah Beachwalker Park
Offers the only public beach access on Kiawah Island. Lifeguards on duty seasonally along designated swimming area. Visit our website for amenities, fees & hours of operation.
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
Located at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge & Mt. Pleasant Pier. Offering a visitor center/reception facility, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion, war memorial & playground.
Mount Pleasant Pier
Enjoy the beautiful views of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridges and Charleston Harbor from bench swings and shade structures located on the 1,250-ft Mount Pleasant Pier. Visit our website for pier amenities, fishing fees, and hours of operation.
North Charleston Riverfront Park
Overlooking the Cooper River, featuring performance pavilion, expansive lawn, picnic shelter, acres of walking paths, playground, fishing pier, dog park, and play fountain.
Shem Creek Park
In Mt. Pleasant on Shem Creek. A float dock is available for mooring day trippers or board a water taxi. Take a leisurely stroll & view shrimp Trawlers along the boardwalk.
Waterfront Park
This park is an eight-acre linear park and pier along the Charleston Harbor entry. The park masterfully combines spectacular fountains, spacious lawns, intimate gardens.

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