Edisto Beach State Park

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Edisto Beach State Park
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Location of Edisto Beach, South Carolina
Nearest city Edisto Beach, SC
Coordinates 32°30′46″N 80°18′00″W / 32.512793°N 80.299878°W / 32.512793; -80.299878Coordinates: 32°30′46″N 80°18′00″W / 32.512793°N 80.299878°W / 32.512793; -80.299878
Area 1,255 acres (5.1 km2)
Created 1935
Camp sites Tent and RV campsites, 110 with water and electrical hookups, 5 Rustic tent sites, 7 cabins(5- One bedroom, 2- three bedroom)
Hiking trails 6
Other information Boating, fishing, and hiking.[1]

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.

History[edit]

The 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.[2]

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