- Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on the lands or waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.
- Definition: the term “unmanned aircraft” means a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g. model airplanes, quadcopters, drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce.
- This closure is necessary to maintain public safety, protect the park’s wildlife, and to preserve the cultural resources of the park. Due to the significant historical events which took place on the grounds, any less restrictive measures would interfere with visitors’ opportunity to understand the significance of the park and would be inconsistent with the purpose for which the park was established and it to be managed.