Huntington Beach State Park hosts Wildlife and History Day

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Anita Crone/For Inlet Outlook George Langdon and Thomas Jankowski wait for help after an errant tomahawk throw by a Huntington Beach State Park ranger missed the target but hit the leather holding it to the frame.

One participant had such a good time at Huntington Beach State Park’s Wildlife and History Day on Saturday that it didn’t want to leave.

The yellow-tailed kite that was part of the Birds of Prey demonstration soared high over the park and then took flight — literally, eventually landing in North Litchfield, where it was retrieved about 6 p.m.

Other guest and participants were much more well behaved and stayed within the confines of South Carolina’s most visited state park, going back to colonial times with Camp Flintlock, walking along the beach for shells and sea creatures, listening to music and feasting on more modern offerings.

Visitors to Camp Flintlock learned how our early colonists lived and played, watching as the camp staff cooked Hoppin’ John on an open fire, could engage in the tomahawk throw, write with a quill pen, appreciate the muskets that may have beat the British and, of course, shop in the camp store – although they did have to use modern money.

Wildlife and History Day is an annual event at the Murrells Inlet park, and celebrates the facility’s diverse offerings.

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