• 3-in-1 Day

    Tuesday, March 10, 2022

    Always on March 10th of each year.
    Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington shared more than just their birthdays, they also were married on March 10th. 3-in-1 Day is our way of celebrating the 3 special events of their lives.

    *Friends' Fundraiser

  • Birds of Prey Day

    Saturday, ???2021
    10 am to 4 pm
    Flight Demonstration:
    1 pm - 2 pm

    Enjoy a day of bird-themed programs and events at South Carolina’s No. 1 birding destination! The park’s resident bald eagles should be getting ready to fledge their chicks, and another
    highlight will be a free-flight live raptor
    demonstration by the Center for Birds of Prey at 1 p.m.

  • Gator Gauntlet

    Date: ???2021
    Starts 10 am

    Cost is $25 per participant plus race registration fees for ages 15 and up. T-shirts will be provided for each paid registration up to two weeks before each race.
    Registration online at Go-GreenEvents.com.

    Door prizes and top-finishers prizes will be awarded to participants at the end of each race. All proceeds from the race will support local projects and trail improvements at Huntington Beach State Park.

  • Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival

    Date: Sep. 24th-26th, 2021

    Featuring more than 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.

    Daily Schedule
    Friday, Sept. 28
    Noon - 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 29
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Sunday, Sept. 30
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    • Festival admission fee is $10 for adults.
    • Visitors 15 years old and younger are admitted free.
    • Admission to the park during the festival is also free.
    • Free festival admission to Park Passport Plus holders, and three guests.
    • Stroller and wheelchair access can be difficult due to uneven surfaces, stairs, crowds and narrow hallways.
    • Please no dogs or other pets at the festival.
    • For more information call 803-734-0767 or Huntington Beach State Park 843-237-4440.

    Artist Information
    • 2018 Artist Application
    • 2018 Artist Application Information
    • Exhibitor Space Layout
    Entertainment Information
    • 2018 Entertainment Important Information
    • 2018 Entertainment Policies & Procedures
    Food Vendor Information
    • 2018 Food Vendor Important Information
    • 2018 Food Vendor Policies & Procedures

  • Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival cont'd

    General Information
    • Exhibitor Space Layout
    • Festival Sponsorship
    • Park information
    • Festival Lodging Information
    The three-day festival is hosted in Atalaya, the former home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. The Moorish-style winter home and sculpture studio was built during the Great Depression by the New York philanthropists, and will host over 100 artists and their work during the weekend of the festival.

    Visitors will also be treated to live music by accomplished local musicians on a stage in the courtyard, as well as a food court with seafood, barbecue and other culinary delights.

    The festival spotlights the park’s natural beauty and the amenities offered to visitors year-round. Located along U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park offers several hundred thousand visitors a year one of the most pristine beaches on the Grand Strand. The 2,500-acre park’s freshwater lagoon, salt marsh and maritime forest also are outstanding examples of the state’s natural coastal environment, and the park is widely regarded as one of the best birding sites along the East Coast. Its natural history is highlighted in the park’s environmental education center.

    *State Park Fundraiser

  • Atalaya Holiday Celebration (2021 TBA)

    Date: Dec. 4th, 2021
    Time: 11am-4pm

    To get into the spirit of the season, The rooms at Atalaya will be decorated by a variety of schools, organizations, individuals, and businesses. There will also be refreshments and crafts. Entertainment by local groups and individuals will take place throughout the day.
    "Come and enjoy a Holiday event"

    *Friends' Fundraiser

  • Palmetto Campout (2021 TBA) (photos courtesy of Mike Walker)


    Never been tent camping? Stay overnight with a park ranger who will help you set-up your tent and teach cooking and camping secrets. Families will learn how to go crabbing, pull a seine net, paddle a kayak, and much more! Campers will be provided with a list of food items to bring with them to be prepared at their campsite. A limited number of tents and air mattresses are available to borrow if you don't have your own. Fee: $50 per family. Call the park's Naturalist's office to register: 843-235-8755, or e-mail: huntingtonbeacheducation@scprt.com
    See www.huntingtonbeachsp.com for more information.

    *State Park Fundraiser

  • (Canceled)Atalaya Fall Festival & Haunted Castle (photos courtesy of Mike Walker)

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2021 Atalaya Fall Festival & Haunted Castle has been canceled. While we are disappointed, we look forward to the Atalaya Festival & Haunted Castel returning in 2022.

    Date: Oct. 29th & 30th, 2021

    Join us at Atalaya for an evening of fright-fully fun family entertainment! Enjoy 2 separate haunted house attractions, carnival games, kid's craft stations, a spooky movie outdoors on the big screen, make your own s'mores, ghost stories around a bonfire, and more! Event admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Park Admission is free. See www.huntingtonbeachsp.com or call the park's Naturalist's office at 843-235-8755 for more information.

    *State Park Fundraiser

  • Atalaya Sleepover (2021 TBA)


    Well, here is your chance! Activities include s’mores & ghost stories by the campfire, a
    tour of the house, a scavenger hunt, a nighttime beach walk, morning wildlife walk, and
    much more. Dinner and breakfast are included. $50/adult, $30/children ages 7-15.
    www.huntingtonbeachsp.com or call the park's Naturalist's office at 843-235-8755 for more information.
    *State Park Fundraiser

The Friends of Huntington Beach State Park is a nonprofit organization that provides physical and monetary assistance for Huntington Beach State Park. The goal of the Friends is to improve the quality of the experience of visitors to the park. All proceeds (above cost) from our Fundraisers go directly to this park. Anyone can help the Friends achieve their goal by becoming a Volunteer or making a monetary donation. 
Click on the link below for the Volunteer Application or go to our webstore to make a donation.




**Friends Application**