Palmetto Islands County Park 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 Palmetto Islands County Park.  

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 in designated areas with an approved application.
  3. Firearms, fireworks, drones, and other dangerous projectiles are prohibited.
  4. Pets must be kept on a leash, cleaned up after, and under control at all times. For their safety, pets may not be left in vehicles.
  5. Profanity and disruptive behavior are prohibited.
  6. Amplified sound and music must be kept at low volume and free of explicit lyrics.
  7. Do not feed, harass, destroy or remove plants, animals, or artifacts.
  8. Please stay on marked trails and paths.
  9. No swimming or wading allowed.
  10. Fishing is not allowed in the park lagoon. Fishing in tidal creeks requires a valid saltwater fishing license. More information can be found on the SC Department of Natural Resources website.
  11. All users of any canoe, kayak, boat, or paddleboard must wear a personal flotation device at all times.
  12. No bicycles, skates, rollerblades, or skateboards allowed on docks.  Please walk bicycles on boardwalks and ramps.
  13. Smoking is not allowed within the playground, the Observation Tower, or adjacent areas.
  14. No metal detectors, open fires, or overnight camping.
  15. Use of confetti, glitter, and water balloons and the release of balloons is prohibited.
  16. Park in designated areas only.   Motorized vehicles permitted on designated roadways only.
  17. Activities involving sales or solicitation require written approval from park management.
  18. Access may be restricted due to special events, land management projects, or park maintenance.

Respect alligators.  Wetlands dominate this site and alligators are a natural, normal, and important part the ecosystem. Usually docile creatures, these reptiles can become aggressive as a result of being fed by people. If you see an alligator sunning on a trail, choose an alternate route.  It is against state law to feed or harass an alligator.

 

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

Please lock your vehicle and remove valuables from view. CCPRC is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen property.

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