Johns Island 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 Johns Island County Park.  

  1. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed in designated areas with an approved application.
  2. Pack it in, pack it out. Please do not litter!
  3. This is a smoke and tobacco-free facility. Smoking, vaping and electronic smoking devices are not allowed.
  4. Radios must be kept at low volume.
  5. No fires allowed.
  6. Removal or destruction of natural resources and wildlife prohibited.
  7. Metal detectors are not allowed.
  8. No swimming allowed in lakes, lagoons, ponds, or tidal creeks.
  9. Pets must be kept on a leash (except in dog park), cleaned up after, and under control at all times.
  10. 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.
  11. Motorized vehicles permitted on designated roadways only.
  12. Stay on designated trails and follow trail etiquette when passing other trail users: Pedestrians must yield right-of-way to horses.
  13. Park does not offer water-entry access. 
  14. Park access may be restricted due to land management projects, trail maintenance or to host special events.
  15. Freshwater fishing is offered in the retention pond. It is catch and release only. 
  16. Activities involving sales and solicitation require written approval from park management.
  17. Park in designated areas only. Please lock your vehicle, and remove valuables from view. CCPRC is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen property.
  18. Please don’t feed wildlife in your county parks. Animals that are hand-fed can become aggressive, steal food, and even bite visitors.
  19. The following are prohibited in the park:
    • Motorized vehicles, ATVs or motorbikes 
    • Metal detectors 
    • Camping and/or campfires
    • Possession or use of alcoholic beverages
    • Removal or destruction of natural resources or wildlife
    • Dumping of trash, damaging, defacing or destruction of land or structures, including signs
    • Firearms, fireworks, remote control airplanes/drones and/or dangerous projectiles.