"Together We Can Make A Difference!"

Friends' Booth at Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival- 2014

Become A Friend Today!

The Friends contribute nearly 6,000 hours of volunteer service to Huntington Beach State Park per year.

Friends work with the park to protect our environment, save our wildlife and preserve our history by participating in a number of projects through the park.

Opportunities include: bird surveys, sea turtle nest patrols and protection, Atalaya maintenance and interpretation, staffing the Nature Center and the Atalaya Visitors Center, the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival, small maintenance projects, beautification projects and much more.

Volunteering is a self-satisfying endeavor and it's easy to do with flexible work hours, a spectacular work environment and camaraderie.



Four Categories of Friends' Membership

Nature Center Bulletin Board


FAMILY VOLUNTEER: $40 - Includes all members of family living in your household withbadges to wear when volunteering and a maximum of 2 vehicle decals.

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER: $35 - Includes a badge to wear when volunteering and one vehicle decal.

We are requesting that all FAMILY and INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS volunteer at the park in some capacity for at least 25 hours per year. Hours can be recorded on the calendar in the Nature Center, Atalaya host cart or sent to the volunteer chairperson. Persons with a badge will receive a discount at the Murrells Inlet Sherman Williams store.

SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP: $60+ This is for the person or persons who live out of the area who still wish to support us financially, but cannot volunteer, or for anyone local who is unable to volunteer. Those in this category will receive a maximum of 2 vehicle decals, but no volunteer badge.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP:  We ALSO have memberships available for both small and large businesses. Please contact us for details.




Projects: 2019 - 2020

What have the Friends done lately?


Purchase of the following:

            Geraniums and supplies for Atalaya walkway flower boxes

            Alligator stickers to hand out to children during alligator tours

            T-shirts to be sold at the 2019 Arts and Crafts Festival

            Concrete for walkways around the new playground

            Various displays and supplies for new Nature Center

            Benches and picnic tables for Nature Center entrance

            Sign for new Nature Center

            Split Rail Fence for the new pollinator garden at the Nature Center

            Water supplied for Park Staff at Atalaya

Funding of the following:

            Annual 3 in 1 Day Celebration on March 10, 2019 and 2020

            All Members Picnic and Holiday Party in 2019

            Purchased food for the Park staff and volunteers during the Arts & Crafts Festival in 2019

Supplied volunteers for:

Atalaya tours

            Alligator tours

            Birding tours

            Atalaya preservation/maintenance

            Beach Clean-up and turtle nest identification

Atalaya Sleepover, Arts and Crafts Festival, and Fall Festival/Haunted Castle Event

Annual Holiday Celebration

Front Gate Monitors at busy times

Gator Gauntlet 5K run and 1-mile fun walk in 2019

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**