Natural & Cultural History at Your Fingertips
What if you could have your own personal guide join you on your park visit to describe the natural and cultural history of everything you see? Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant is making that happen. The park’s interpretive cell phone tour allows visitors to access audio recordings, photos, and videos about Palmetto Islands.
At 10 stops throughout the park, visitors can use their personal cell phones to access information about their surroundings.
Verbal and pictorial details of park locations such as Nature Island,
the lookout tower, and the oyster restoration area give guests an
interesting overview of the archaeology and anthropology of the
parkland. They can hear information and sound clips about the unique
natural and cultural history of the park and the area, as well as
information on waterways and different environmental zones of the park.
With the cell phone tour, plants and animals within the park become
easier to spot. Patrons can learn how animals interact with their
environment and tie into the park’s history. These interesting facts and
tidbits will greatly enhance park visits and open guests’ eyes to
natural inhabitants they may never have noticed. It’s like having an
interpreter tour guide lead the way through the park!
Using the Tour
have smart phones with a barcode scanning application may also scan QR
codes on site to access the tour and follow on-screen instructions to
view select photos directly on their mobiles. Photos include plant,
insect and animal life that one may spot while in the park, as well as
diagrams, park photos, maps, and more. Patrons who use the service are
also encouraged to leave feedback through the phone system. There is no
fee for the tour, but users are required to use their personal cell
When visiting Palmetto Islands, park goers are encouraged to look for 1 of the 10 tour signs to begin their audio and visual tour through the park. Or, call 843-405-5001 at any time and select a stop location.