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SC’s Hunting Island State Park to remain closed into weekend following rains

Jul 10, 2020

Water is still standing on the roads in Hunting Island State Park after a storm drenched the southern part of South Carolina’s coast Tuesday.


Editor’s note update: SCPRT spokeswoman Dawn Dawson-House said Thursday the park will stay closed through the weekend because floodwaters are not draining as quickly as hoped.

Water is still standing on the roads in Hunting Island State Park after a storm drenched the southern part of South Carolina’s coast Tuesday.

In addition to the flooding, two trees were uprooted from the soggy ground. Roads to the landmark lighthouse, picnic areas and parking for the beach have all been blocked by water.

The park expects to open sometime Friday, S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism spokeswoman Dawn Dawson-House said, though it might not be ready to welcome guests. More rain is expected in the coming days and park officials want time for it to drain.

Hunting Island only recently re-opened its lighthouse for scheduled visits. The rest of the park (and all other state parks) re-opened May 1 after closing in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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