Kerrigan Nature

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike


0.30 miles


One Way


Natural, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Scenic Observation
  • Information Sign
  • Point of Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping
  • Restrooms
  • Water Launch
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


The 1/4-mile Kerrigan Trail—located on Huntington Beach State Park—and numerous boardwalks extend out into the saltmarsh and freshwater lagoon for exceptional wildlife viewing.

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From the parking area, it is an easy walk to a boardwalk, which extends onto a fresh­water lagoon. From an observation area, you may see a wide variety of shore birds and wading birds. For those serious bird­watchers, some possible sightings may be sandhill cranes, rosette spoonbills, and swallow­tailed kites. The best time to see migratory songbirds is spring and fall. Migratory shorebirds are present during winter, spring, and fall. This is also home for a variety of animals—including alligators! Other trail options within Huntington Beach include the Marsh Boardwalk and Sandpiper Pond Nature Trail.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!


From Murrells Inlet: Drive 3 miles south on Hwy 17. Park entrance is on the left.

From Georgetown: Drive 20 miles north on Hwy 17. Park entrance is on the right.

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Huntington Beach State Park | 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 | (843) 237-4440 | Email

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Lat: 33.50520329186293
Long: -79.06572522708666