Fishing inside Sea Pines is limited to property owners, their accompanied guests and rental guests.

Fresh Water Fishing
The fresh-water lakes in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve offer opportunities to fish for bass, crappie, bream and catfish.  The Forest Preserve is also home to Lake Joe, which is stocked with catfish, a favorite for children.  Lake Joe is restricted to children 14 and under and the adults accompanying them.

Brackish lagoons and Tidal Waterways Fishing
Brackish lagoons and tidal waterways are desirable locations for crabbing and saltwater fishing.  Please be aware that some fishing locations require a South Carolina recreational saltwater fishing license.

Fishing Privileges
For Property Owners & Their accompanied guest:
Sea Pines CSA Fishing permits are not required for fishing inside Sea Pines for Property Owners & their accompanied guests. Property owners should carry their Sea Pines Property Owner ID Card and can present it in the case that you are stopped by Sea Pines Security. Property Owners must accompany their guests at all times while fishing inside of Sea Pines.

For Rental Guest:
Sea Pines CSA Fishing permits are required for rental guests and may be obtained from the CSA Administration Building located at 175 Greenwood Drive Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. A valid resort/ rental guest pass and a $5 fee are required to obtain a fishing permit, only be valid during the timeframe noted on your resort/ rental guest pass.

For additional questions regarding fishing inside of Sea Pines or for information on how to obtain a Sea Pines CSA Fishing permit please call Sea Pines CSA at 843.671.1343.