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Hunting Island State Park Campground
Certificate of Excellence
Englewood, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great but needs work”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Campsite #195 will not easily accommodate a 32 ft. Motor home unless you are able to pull into the site across from it due to the strategically placed trees. Restrooms were functional, yet needed updating and more thorough cleaning. An exhaust fan would be a great addition to the restrooms as well as better screens. Men's showers were 6 feet wide with 4 foot shower curtains. Go figure. Otherwise, we had a great time with our two grandchildren. Plenty of Interesting activities in addition to a very nice beach. Power and water were very adequate and check in and check out process was very efficient. Personnel actually come up to your unit as you arrive or leave and take care of you.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed in site 170, overall good site - kinda tucked in the woods, away from the road. We stationed our tents and cars to block it off, so our kids could play safely in our area. Great place for a hammock!

The beach was awesome! Especially, during low tide because there were nice little tide pools for the little kids to play in and we didn't have to worry about them going out too far. The beach was not crowded at all, so that was really great!

And that is all the positives I got!

DO NOT STAY ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE CAMPGROUND! Well, unless you want to get eaten alive by mosquitoes. It was all day and all night. They really should just make the showers spray bug spray out because as soon as you take a shower you have to cover yourself in bug spray. We went through 2 full cans of bug spray and 3 citronella candles while we were there for 4 days! I live in Georgia, so I am used to mosquitoes but the bugs there were not your normal mosquitoes. They were blood-sucking demons! Even using bug spray, we still got bitten! I hear there are no bugs on the ocean side of the campground, because there is always a nice breeze blowing. No breeze where we stayed. Also, the raccoons were terrible. We had our food in plastic locked containers and they still somehow got in. We had to start stacking our containers and coolers and use rope to secure it down to keep the raccoons out of our stuff.

And the bath houses were disgusting! First off, there were no fans/ac in them, just screened windows. Well, if there is no wind blowing then the windows do not do anything. The bath houses were so muggy, worse than being outside. There was hair in the showers, every time I went and sand everywhere. The toilets were not cleaned, and trash was always overflowing. Also, there was no hand dryer in the bath house closet to our site.

We have been camping our whole lives and this was the worst state park we have been to. The only benefit was the ocean and the price but there are better campgrounds at the ocean with comparable prices.

Room Tip: Stay on the Oceanside of the campground.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Book early, hard to get sites there,,at least for big motorhomes....we were a couple rows back from the dunes and ocean....gorgeous beach for photography with all the trees in the water farther down the beCh...campground full of trees and really pretty

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank AdeleRouser
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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here last weekend, first time in the area. We had gotten the very last site available, T201. It had a very tropical/survivor ish feel to it. I had read many many reviews about the mosquitoes and raccoons so we took warning. The mosquitoes were insane back in that area so take plenty of spray. I did see one raccoon but that was it. We kept all of our stuff in the cars. We did see several deer as we walked down to the beach at night which was kind of cool. A deer and her baby 2 walked right into our campsite Sunday morning. The beaches were nice...huge sandbar at low tide and huge hot holes to play and float around in. At night it's amazing to walk out on the beach and see all the stars most of us can't see from home. Great trip, great place..will try for an ocean side site next time. Also, little place right up the street sells grilled donuts and amazing egg and cheese sandwiches.

  • Stayed July 2014
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stay on the beach all day, in by dark. No bugs! Take your golf cart for afternoon rides! Wonderful people and lots of kids but totally quiet! If you are not oceanfront, you need bug spray for nights. Bath houses are well cleaned daily up front. Large store and very strict security.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

The location in the low country is great. Close to the beach and you can bring your dogs out on the beach as well. Beaufort is a short drive away for a fun town trip. The campground is electric and water hook up only. It's a bit tight to get bigger trailers and motorhomes into. Lots of low trees and small roads. The bugs in the summer can be a bit overwhelming. Lots of mosquitoes and ticks. We tend to go here in the winter and stay for a long weekend.

Stayed March 2014
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Cannot possibly express the beauty of this campground. You have not experienced the beach until you've spent a week on the coast of Southern South Carolina. The beach is amazingly private even during peak camping season. Campers have access to the entire island including free rental of fishing poles to fish from the ocean pier. A morning walk from the campground to the lighthouse also located on th island leaves you feeling as if you've been stranded on a pirate island. Located 14 miles from historic Beufort, alows the chance for a quick trip to town while experiencing the charm of the south. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Property: Hunting Island State Park Campground
Address: 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Beaufort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 178
Also Known As:
Hunting Island State Park Campground Hotel Beaufort
Hunting Island State Park Hotel

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