Huntington Beach State Park
Calendar • February, 2019
Take a fascinating tour of the winter home of the Huntington's, a national
historic monument, with a guide from the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park. Atalaya admission is $2/person. (1 hr.)
Did you know that Huntington Beach State Park has the highest
diversity of bird species in all of South Carolina? Join us for a walk along the causeway in search of wading birds, waterfowl, eagles, and more. Feel free to bring binoculars if you have them. This program that is great for beginner birders! (1 hr.)
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
- 3-in-1 DAY…………………………MARCH 10th
Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington shared the same birthday, March 10th. They chose to marry on the same day, calling it their 3-in1-day. Come celebrate 3-in-1 Day with the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park, inside the Huntington’s beloved
winter home, Atalaya. See www.friendshbsp.com for more information.
- BIRDS OF PREY DAY……………MARCH 23rd
Enjoy a day of bird of prey-themed
programs including owl pellet dissections, nature crafts, a birding walk, and more at South Carolina’s #1 birding destination! The park’s resident bald eagles should be getting ready to fledge their chicks (check them out at the marsh boardwalk);
another highlight will be a free-flight live raptor demonstration by the Center for Birds of Prey at 1:00 pm on the lawn next to Atalaya. Free with park admission.
- GATOR GAUNTLET 5K..........April 6th
Do you have what it takes to make it through the Gator Gauntlet 5K?
Come find out
at Huntington Beach State Park on Saturday April 6, 2019.
- PALMETTO CAMPOUT…………..APRIL 6th-7th
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 foam
sleeping pads are available to borrow if you don’t have your own. $30/adults, $20/children 6-15.
- BEACH SWEEP.................Sep. 21st
Beach Sweep is the largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina’s beaches and
waterways. Join thousands of volunteers from across the globe to be part of
the solution to pollution!
- 44TH ANNUAL ATALAYA ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL........Sep.
Featuring more than 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts and 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.
- ATALAYA FALL FESTIVAL & HAUNTED CASTLE....................Oct. 25-26th
Join us at Atalaya for an evening
of frightfully fun family entertainment! Enjoy
two haunted houses, carnival games, spooky movies, a bonfire and more!
- ATALAYA SLEEPOVER........................Nov. 9-10th
Spend the night at Atalaya, and enjoy everything from ghost stories to
hikes! Dinner and breakfast are included. A limited number of tents
are available to borrow.
PROGRAM INFORMATION: 843.235.8755