Facility Guidelines

  • Respect and be an active steward of this special place. 
  • We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes.

Remain Aware of Your Surroundings

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

Respect the Welfare of the Natural & Cultural Resources 

  • Use designated picnic areas, trash, and recycling receptacles, and take only water on trails. Failing to do so may cause animals to become nuisances and potentially dangerous.
  • Pets can have a negative impact on wildlife, and are not permitted. For their safety, pets may not be left in vehicles.
  • The feeding, harassment, and/or removal of plants, animals, or artifacts disturbs the integrity of the resources. 
  • Hunting, fishing, crabbing, and metal detecting are prohibited.

Respect the Rights of Others

  • Open fires, fireworks, firearms, and other weapons are dangerous to wildlife and visitors and are not permitted. 
  • Bicycles and personal canoes or kayaks are not permitted due to potential for erosion, visitor safety, and wildlife disturbance. 
  • Motorized vehicles are permitted in designated areas only. 
  • To avoid disturbing wildlife and other visitors, keep radios at a low volume
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages and acts of vandalism are cause for immediate dismissal or prosecution. 
  • Charleston County Sheriff’s Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division have jurisdiction within the park.

Respect Alligators

  • Wetlands dominate this site and alligators are a natural, normal, and important part of them. Usually docile creatures, these reptiles can become aggressive as a result of being fed by people. Keeping them wild and disinterested in humans is one reason we do not allow food on trails. If you see an alligator sunning on a trail, choose an alternate route.
  • Harassing or feeding an alligator is a bad idea, and it’s against state law.