Cooper River 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 Cooper River County Park.  

Charleston County Parks are family-friendly facilities, and we expect all guests to behave accordingly. By participating in or utilizing park programs and facilities the user agrees to abide by all payment schedules, park and program rules and guidelines, and agrees all others participating will also abide by such rules. Usage is subject to compliance with all laws and facility rules and the user consents to reasonable examinations and searches to ensure compliance. Failure to comply with the law or facility rules may result in refusal of admission or expulsion.

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

  1. No swimming.
  2. Stay near your children and watch them carefully.
  3. No alcoholic beverages allowed except in designated area.
  4. Smoking, vaping or tobacco use is prohibited at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission owned and operated facilities, programs and events (to be implemented during the winter of 2024).
  5. 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.
  6. All contractors must check in at the marina office prior to starting work.
  7. All vessels must contact the marina office via VHF Channel 16 upon entering or departing the marina.
  8. Dock carts are not to be left at boat slips. Please return to designated holding areas.
  9. Please walk bicycles on floating docks. No skates, inline skates, or skateboards allowed on floating docks.
  10. Fireworks, drones, and other dangerous projectiles are prohibited.
  11. Firearms are not allowed inside of buildings on park property. Permit holders are allowed to carry outdoors on park property.
  12. Fishing and Crabbing allowed in designated area on concrete North Pier only. Fishing and crabbing are prohibited on the South side of the North Pier between the two walkways leading to the floating docks and from the floating docks. Fishing requires a valid saltwater fishing license. More information can be found on the SC Department of Natural Resources website.
  13. Profanity and disruptive behavior are prohibited.
  14. Amplified sound and music must be kept at low volume and free of explicit lyrics.
  15. Do not feed, harass, destroy or remove plants, animals, or artifacts.
  16. No metal detectors, open fires, or overnight camping.
  17. Park in designated areas only. Motorized vehicles permitted on designated roadways only.
  18. Activities involving sales and solicitation require written approval from park management.
  19. 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.

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.