Mount Pleasant Pier Guidelines

General Pier Guidelines

  • No outside alcohol is permitted, except those purchased from the Riverwatch Café and select special events.
  • No loud music, profanity, or rude behavior.
  • No jumping from pier or standing on pier railings.
  • No inline skates, skateboards, or scooters. Bicycles are permitted when ridden safely among pier traffic.
  • No open flames, including lanterns, stoves, or grills.
  • No fireworks.
  • All Memorial Waterfront Park and Town of Mount Pleasant rules and ordinances apply.
  • Dogs, other than service animals, are not permitted on the pier.
  • Rules & Regulations Governing All Charleston County Parks facilities and activities (PDF)

General Fishing Guidelines

  • Valid fishing pass must be visible at all times.
  • Two rods per person will be allowed, but must be fished from one fishing station or rod holder.
  • Do not leave rod unsupervised.
  • Do not leave your cooler or equipment in another fishing station.
  • Inhumane handling of wildlife will not be tolerated.
  • Release all fish or rays if they are not to be consumed.
  • All size and catch limits per SCDNR regulations must be followed.
  • Shark fishing is prohibited. Any sharks caught accidentally must be released.

Bottom Fishing Tackle Size Limits

  • Hooks must be size 4/0 or smaller.
  • Whole bait must be the size of finger mullet or smaller.


  • Landing nets are to be used only for landing a catch.
  • Do not use landing nets for crabbing.
  • Sharks are not allowed in landing nets. 
  • Return landing nets to designated spot when finished.
  • Cast nets may be used in areas that do not disrupt other’s fishing.

Tournament Rules

  • All size and catch limits per SCDNR regulations must be followed.
  • Catches must be of a species with scales - sharks and rays are not eligible.
  • In order to be eligible, catches must be caught after paying tournament fees.
  • Catches must be weighed in before the end of the tournament.
  • To be considered, catches must be reeled in by the angler with minimal assistance from others.
  • Anglers are eligible for one category only.
  • In case of a tie, the winner is whomever first weighed in their fish.