South Carolina State Regulations

Is Metal Detecting allowed in SC state parks?  YES, with permit from Park manager. 

You can find the metal detecing rules HERE:

Metal detection is prohibited at State Historic Site Properties. 

Use of Metal Detectors are Prohibited at the following locations: 

·        Blackstock Battlefield Site
·        Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
·        Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
·        Edisto Beach Spanish Mount Shell Mound
·        Francis Marion Burial Site
·        Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
·        Hanging Rock
·        Hunting Island State Park Lighthouse Complex
·        Isaac Hayne Burial Site
·        Landsford Canal State Park
·        Long Bluff
·        Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
·        Oconee Station State Historic Site
·        Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
·        Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
·        Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site
·        Thomas Sumter Burial Site

All Metal detecting activities on State Parks require prior approval of the Park Manager or the Park Manager’s designee. 

  FMDAC Disclaimer:  FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.