Angel Oak tree is an ancient tree and is a symbol for hope, love, and peace. This natural wonder is a Low Country treasure located on Johns Island, South Carolina. This live majestic Southern Oak tree is between 400 and 500 years old, making it one of the oldest living trees east of the Mississippi River. The tree stands 66.5 feet tall and 28 feet in circumference. The tree’s branches are so long and wide that they spread out over an area of 17,200 square feet, literally creating a canopy of leaves. The tree is surrounded by lush greenery and towering pines, which makes the park beautiful and peaceful.
These photos are from our visit to Angel Oak Tree on 15th March, 2023.
Quick Facts and Tips
- The address of the park is 3688 Angel Oak Road, Johns Island, South Carolina which is about 12 miles from Charleston, South Carolina.
- There is a small parking lot with limited parking spots. Visitors are allowed to park along the dirt road leading up to the Angel Oak tree.
- The park is open year-round from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.
- Small portions of the path leading to Angel Oak are dirt roads.
- Visit during the spring or fall when the weather is mild.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
- The branches of the Angel Oak tree are hollow and very Fragile. Avoid sitting, climbing or standing on the tree.
- Tripods are not allowed as they can damage the roots.
- There are a bunch of picnic tables and benches. Bring a picnic lunch or snacks to enjoy in the park.
- There is a small gift shop where you can buy souvenirs and information about the tree.
- There are no restrooms or other facilities in the park but there are porta-potties.
- It is worth visiting if you are around the Charleston area.
- Nearby Attractions
- Charleston. More info here.
- Boone Hall Plantation. More Info here.
- Pitt Street Bridge. More info here.
- Fort Moultrie National Historical Site. More Info here.
- Mount Pleasant. More Info here.
- Fort Sumter