How to Plan the Ultimate Adventure at Night Heron Park

Are you ready for your next outdoor adventure at Night Heron Park? If so, then pack your virtual bags, and Pam Harrington Exclusives will take you there! This expansive maritime park in the South Carolina Lowcountry is home to a range of wildlife and coastal habitats. Read on for everything you need to make the most of your trip. After your adventure, find more ways to explore Charleston’s sea islands in our complimentary vacation guides. Get your guide for handpicked recommendations on beaches, restaurants, outdoor recreation, and more.

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Your Complete Guide to Night Heron Park

About the Park & the Kiawah Island Nature Center

Take a deep breath and fill your lungs with fresh, ocean air! The smell of sweet Carolina jasmine floats in the wind, and Spanish moss drapes from the ancient oak trees. These are a few things that we love about Night Heron Park.

To make the most of your trip, remember to visit the Kiawah Island Nature Center. You’ll find the Nature Center within the park, and it is the best place to learn more about Kiawah Island’s wildlife, flora, and fauna before you explore the 21-acre park. Inside the building, interactive displays provide a fun, hands-on learning experience for children and adults alike!


There are so many animals that make Kiawah Island their home. During your visit, keep your eyes open for maritime birds like the great blue heron and the snow-shoe egret! You can spot these beautiful birds on the island all year round.

During the warmer months, you can look forward to hundreds of quarter-size fiddler crabs sunbathing on the walking and biking trails. As you approach them, they will scurry away. It is always a special treat to see!

Walking Paths & Bike Trails

With plenty of shade from the ancient oak trees, the trails at Night Heron Park are the perfect place to get your daily dose of exercise! Here, you’ll find more than 30 miles of biking and walking paths to explore. Bike rentals are available at the park, or you may bring your own bike. Surfscooter Bike Rentals is one of our favorite bike rental companies serving Charleston’s sea islands!

Night Heron Park Events

Take your visit to the next level by taking advantage of the park’s nature tours and programs. You can make reservations for a range of activities, including alligator tours, bird watching walks, butterfly tours, and more. After your excursion, conclude your trip at the Island Outpost where you’ll find Kiawah Island T-shirts, gifts, and souvenirs.

Kamp Kiawah is another exciting program offered at Night Heron Park. Under the direction of energetic camp counselors from across the country, little ones can enjoy arts and crafts, outdoor games, trips to the beach, time by the pool, and more. Full-day and half-day programs are available. This adventure camp is for children ages three to 15.

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