We were staying at Myrtle Beach State Park so we did not have to pay admission to get into the park. We visited this park because we wanted to see the alligators and tour Atalaya. We enjoyed both. We saw alligators as soon as we entered the park. These are wild unconfined alligators. One crossed the road while we were walking to the viewing area. Please be careful. There were beautiful birds as well. We paid $2 per person to tour Atalaya. It was fun to walk through this bit of history.