Laurel Hill 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 Laurel Hill 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. Pack it in. Pack it out. There are no trash cans.
  3. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed in designated areas with an approved application.
  4. Firearms, fireworks, drones, and other dangerous projectiles are prohibited.
  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. Stay on designated trails and use caution as trails are unpaved and uneven.
  7. Follow trail etiquette when passing other trail users. Cyclists yield to pedestrians.
  8. No motorized vehicles, ATVs, or horses permitted.
  9. Do not feed, harass, destroy or remove plants, animals, or artifacts.
  10. Camping and campfires are prohibited without an approved application.
  11. Metal detectors are not allowed.
  12. Profanity and disruptive behavior are prohibited. 
  13. No swimming or wading allowed.
  14. Freshwater fishing is available in some areas of the park.   Fishing in tidal creeks requires a valid saltwater fishing license. More information can be found on the SC Department of Natural Resources website.
  15. Park in designated areas only.   Motorized vehicles permitted on designated roadways only.
  16. Activities involving sales and solicitation require written approval from park management.
  17. 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.

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