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Rules

Fripp Island is a WILDLIFE SANCTUARY.
Following the rules will protect and insure everyone’s safety & enjoyment.

Alligators

Alligators are dangerous and are ambush predators. Keep children and pets well back from the edges of all the lagoons on the island.

Feeding or harassing alligators is dangerous and illegal. Once fed, the alligator connects humans with food and loses its fear of humans. VIOLATORS WILL BE SUBJECT TO FINES UP TO $200 OR 30 DAYS IN JAIL.

If you witness anyone feeding or harassing alligators please contact Fripp Island Patrol at (843) 838-2334.

Deer

DO NOT FEED THE DEER. Deer are wild animals and should not be fed. They may become aggressive and cause bodily injury.

Turtle Protection Rules

Remove all items from the beach each evening including toys, chairs and tents. Items left on the beach may cause problems for sea turtles trying to find a spot to nest.

Fill in any holes that may have been created in the sand. It is unlawful to leave unfilled holes on the beach.

Lights off on the beach between May and October – this includes flashlights and house lights. Light on the beach can deter sea turtles from nesting.

VIOLATIONS MAY RESULT IN A FINE