Edisto Beach State Park, Edisto Island

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Edisto Beach State Park is located on the coast of South Carolina, 50 miles south of Charleston, near the town of Edisto Beach in Colleton County.The park offers South Carolina's longest system of handicapped accessible hiking and biking trails. The trails wind through Edisto Island's maritime forest, leading to sites such as a Native American shell midden dated to 2000 BC, and a survey monument placed by Alexander Bache in 1850.Activities possible at the park include surf fishing for flounder, spot tail and whiting, as well as boating, birding and picnicking.The park's education center, the Edisto Interpretive Center, hosts a number of programs and research services. The center includes an exhibit teaching visitors about the ACE Basin estuarine reserve through interactive displays.HistoryThe park was one of the first South Carolina state parks, developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was created on land donated in 1935 by the Edisto Company. Many of the original buildings built by the CCC still stand and are in use currently.
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  • This is a beautiful State Park right on the ocean. As with the rest of the island, the beach is covered with many types of shells. There are camping spots with electric and water hook-ups that can be ...  more »
  • Loved dropping by the state park. Beautiful scenery and the educational center was both informative and fun.  more »
  • We stayed at the Edisto Beach State Park in an RV. The site is very nice and it is right on the beach. The problem is the town of Edisto Beach. We did not bring a tow vehicle but brought a golf cart t...  more »
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