COVID-19 Update for Charleston County Parks (3/20/20)

Charleston County Parks today announced that some parks have been closed to visitors. while others are still open with limitations. Visitors are asked to take preventative action when coming to the open parks, including self-monitoring for illness along with practicing good hand hygiene and social distancing. 

Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommendation from the Governor's Office, the following Charleston County Parks are closed until further notice:

  • Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  • Cooper River County Park
  • Folly Beach County Park
  • Folly Beach Pier
  • Isle of Palms County Park
  • James Island County Park
  • Johns Island County Park
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park
  • Laurell Hill County Park
  • McLeod Plantation Historic Site
  • Meggett County Park
  • Mount Pleasant Pier
  • Palmetto Islands County Park
  • SK8 Charleston
  • Stono River County Park
  • Wannamaker County Park


While some parks remain open, many attractions, amenities, services, and rentals will not be offered until further notice.

Closures include:

  • Attractions No Longer Offered 
    • All Playground Equipment
    • Off-Leash Dog Parks
    • The Outdoor Zone at James Island County Park - Climbing Wall and Disc Golf
    • Observation Tower at Palmetto Islands County Park
  • Amenities No Longer Offered
    • Limited Restrooms
    • Beach Showers
    • Picnic Tables
    • Water Fountains
  • Services Closed
    • Park Offices
    • All Retail and Food
    • Campground Shuttle
  • Rentals No Longer Offered 
    • Bike Rentals
    • Pedal Boat Rentals
    • Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals
    • Kayak Rentals
    • Beach Chair Rentals
    • Beach Umbrella Rentals
    • Fishing Rod Rentals at both the Folly Beach Pier and Mount Pleasant Pier
    • Helmet and Skateboard Rentals at SK8 Charleston

All Charleston County Parks events and programs have been canceled through Sunday, May 10th. Some of these events may be rescheduled in the coming months. Those who registered for events or programs that required a fee will be refunded.

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