Palmetto Islands County Park

Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park is a nature-oriented, 943-acre park designed for family and group use. The park is built in a tropical setting, with bicycle paths, boardwalks, and picnic sites with grills located throughout the park for your enjoyment.

  1. Floating Dock Closed

    Due to recent recommendations from engineering consultants, the floating dock at the Peninsula Center is closed effective immediately until the pilings can be replaced. Please read on for more details. Floating Dock Closed
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Park Amenities

  • Nature Island
  • 50-foot observation tower with play area
  • Open meadow for games
  • Tidal creek fishing* and crabbing dock
  • Floating dock currently closed
  • Paved trails for walking, biking, and skating
  • Nature trails
  • Picnic sites with tables and grills
  • Big Toy playground
  • Kayak launch
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Grass volleyball court
  • Splash Island Waterpark (seasonal)
  • Bicycle and pedal boat rentals
  • Covered picnic shelter rentals
  • Snack bar and vending machines
  • Kayak rack rentals

Park Hours & Fees

  1. Park Hours
  2. Admission & Fees

Park Hours

  • January - April: 8 a.m. - Sunset 
  • May - August: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • September - December: 8 a.m. - Sunset

Gate closes to incoming traffic 30 minutes before park closes.

Amenities Schedule

*The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources requires a saltwater fishing license to fish the tidal creeks.

No personal kayaks are allowed on the pond, but are allowed on historic Boone Hall Creek. Boone Hall Creek can be accessed from the park’s kayak dock.