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Save Money on South Carolina State Parks!

Save Money on South Carolina State Parks!

South Carolina State Parks have a number of admission options. If you can’t afford the $99 Park Passport Plus, don’t panic. There are many cheaper options that can help you save money at South Carolina State Parks all year long!


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South Carolina State Parks

Typical state parks passes are too expensive for most low income South Carolina residents. Even without the Passport Plus enhancement, a typical statewide park pass is $75!


An Inland Park Passport, at $50 per year, is cheaper… but it only includes the 42 inland state parks. It does not cover admission to Myrtle Beach State Park, Huntington Beach State Park, Charles Towne Landing State Park Historic Site, Edisto Beach State Park or Hunting Island State Park.

Fortunately, Palmetto Passports provide 50% off the regular Carolina State Parks Pass price for senior citizens (age 65+), legally blind and 100% disabled residents of South Carolina. You can purchase a Palmetto Passport at any one of the South Carolina State Parks,  as long as you can prove your eligibility. These special passes must be renewed every year.


To use a Palmetto Passport, the qualifying individual must be present. However, everyone in the vehicle will receive FREE admission to the park!

If you are eligible for a Palmetto Passport, you can also receive 35% off admission, camping, picnic shelters, golf and fishing pier admission. Unfortunately, there are no discounts available for lodging, building or facility rentals, resale items or equipment rentals.

Out-of-state senior citizens, blind and disabled citizens can also receive those discounts (except the annual Palmetto Passport) at Baker Creek State Park, Calhoun Falls State Park, Hamilton Branch State Park, Hickory Knob State Park, Lake Hartwell State Park and Sadlers Creek State Park.

Check the website for deals! South Carolina State Parks keep an excellent list of deals and discounts on their website. Just click here to see what’s available now!

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Shar Petrushonis

Sunday 2nd of September 2018

I'm age 60 100% disabled On Medicare Medicaid food stamps Low income Myrtle Beach SC IS there any help with a pass to myrtle beach state park or Huntington state park

Chloe Skupnick

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Shar, I took your email out of the comment because I don't want anyone else to get that personal information :) I did see that the Palmetto Pass is available at half the price of the regular pass so I would definitely suggest going that route. You can apply for the pass online or you can do it when you visit the park! You'll just need to show your Medicare card :)