Mount Pleasant Pier Rules

The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission has Agency Rules and Regulations (PDF) that establish uniform procedures for the administration of activities within all parks and facilities. In addition to the established agency rules, the rules set forth below also govern the Mount Pleasant Pier.  

Charleston County Parks are family-friendly facilities, and we expect all guests to behave accordingly. Violation may be cause for removal from the facility without a refund. 

Uneven surfaces, potentially hazardous wildlife, and weather extremes are part of the natural environment. Be prepared and stay aware.

  1. Stay near your children and watch them carefully.
  2. No alcoholic beverages allowed, except those purchased from the Riverwatch Café and select special events.
  3. Firearms, fireworks, and other dangerous projectiles are prohibited. 
  4. Pets, other than service animals, are not permitted on the pier.  For their safety, pets may not be left in vehicles.  
  5. Profanity or disruptive behavior, including jumping from pier and standing on pier railings, are prohibited. 
  6. Amplified sound and music must be kept at low volume and free of explicit lyrics..
  7. Bicycles are permitted when ridden safely among pier traffic.  No inline skates, skateboards, scooters, or similar devices allowed. 
  8. Do not feed, harass, destroy or remove plants, animals, or artifacts.
  9. No grills or open fires allowed.
  10. Use of confetti, glitter, and water balloons and the release of balloons is prohibited.
  11. Park in designated areas only. Motorized vehicles permitted on designated roadways.
  12. All Memorial Waterfront Park and Town of Mount Pleasant rules and ordinances also apply. 
  13. Activities involving sales or solicitation require written approval from park management.
  14. Access may be restricted due to special events, land management projects, or park maintenance.

 

Local law enforcement and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have jurisdiction at this facility. 

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.


General Fishing Rules

  1. Valid daily fishing pass must be purchased from the Riverwatch Café and be visible at all times.
  2. Rods must be supervised, and must be fished from one fishing station or rod holder.   Two rods per person will be allowed.
  3. Do not leave your cooler or equipment in another fishing station.
  4. Inhumane handling of wildlife will not be tolerated.
  5. Release all fish or rays if they are not to be consumed.
  6. All size and catch limits must be followed per SCDNR regulations.
  7. Shark fishing is prohibited. Any sharks caught accidentally must be released.

 

Bottom Fishing Tackle Size Limits

  1. Hooks must be size 4/0 or smaller.
  2. Whole bait must be the size of finger mullet or smaller.
  3. Cut bait must be smaller than 2 in. x 2 in. x 2 in.
  4. The use of steel/wire leaders for bottom fishing is strictly prohibited.

 

Nets

  1. Landing nets are to be used only for landing a catch.
  2. Do not use landing nets for crabbing.
  3. Sharks are not allowed in landing nets. 
  4. Return landing nets to designated spot when finished.
  5. Cast nets may be used in areas that do not disrupt others’ fishing.


Tournament Rules

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