Who We Are

We are FRESPACE, FRiends of Edisto Beach State Park and the Edisto ACE Basin Environmental Learning Center (ELC). Founded in October 2002, we are a South Carolina corporation with tax exempt 501(c)(3) status.

Our purpose is to solicit volunteers and raise funds to support local educational and recreational projects for the public by enhancing the park systems, Environmental Learning Center, Ranger Station, and park grounds.

Edisto Beach State Park (EBSP)

Edisto Beach State Park is one of the most popular parks in the entire state.  If offers:

  • miles of hiking and walking trails
  • a beautiful 1.5 mile beach
  • a 1,255 acre maritime forest filled with live oaks and some of the tallest palmetto trees in the state
  • miles of pristine marshland
  • boat landing
  • lodging cabins, camping, and picnic areas/shelters
  • EBSP also offers the state's longest system of handicapped-friendly hiking and biking trails

Edisto Beach State Park Environmental Learning Center

  • youth and adult programs
  • hands-on interactive exhibits
  • a touch tank
  • educational movie theater
  • indoor/outdoor classroom programs
  • park trails can be accessed from the Center
  • home of the National Register of Historic Places Bache Monument