What to do in Hamilton Branch State Park

This 731-acre state park is a peninsula reaching into Strom Thurmond Lake, an impoundment of the Savannah River which separates South Carolina and Georgia. One of the largest lakes in the southeast, Thurmond Lake has 70,000 acres of fresh water and more than 1,200 miles of shoreline. The park's spacious lakefront campsites provide a restful retreat where visitors can enjoy a natural environment and easy access to their favorite water sports.

Visitors can choose camping for their overnight accommodations. The campground has 200 sites, many of which are waterfront and can accommodate RV's. Three picnic shelters are available free on a first first-come, first-served basis or can be reserved for a fee. Two boat ramps provide access to Strom Thurmond Lake.

This State Park's location on the huge Strom Thurmond Lake provides many water based recreation opportunities. Boating, water skiing, fishing swimming and other water sports are available. Other activities include camping and picnicking.

Hamilton Branch sits on Strom Thurmond Lake, on the Georgia-South Carolina border. The park is 12 miles south of McCormick on US 221.

South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Route 1, Box 97
Plum Branch,, SC 29845

Phone: 864-333-2223

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