Hamilton Branch State Park
111 Campground RD | Plum Branch, SC 29845 | Phone: 864-333-2223 | hamiltonbranch@scprt.com
  • Lake Thurmond from Hamilton Branch State Park
  • Lakeside camping at Hamilton Branch State Park
  • Fun for all at Hamilton Branch State Park
The Conifer campground boat ramp is closed until further notice due to low lake levels.  For more information, please contact the park directly.

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found at our kiosk in front of the main office.
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Located in Plum Branch, South Carolina, Hamilton Branch State Park occupies a peninsula on the 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond. Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water.

Campers can reserve one of more than 150 spacious, lakefront camping sites, an ideal spot for shoreline fishing. Anglers looking for deeper waters can access the lake via two private boat ramps and fish for bass, bream, striper, catfish or crappie.

Off the water, Hamilton Branch provides group picnic shelters and a short bike trail that serves as a connector to the 12-mile Stevens Creek Bike Trail.

More South Carolina parks are waiting to be explored! Find more fishing and boating fun at Lake Wateree State Park or explore the state’s longest system of ADA trails at Edisto Beach State Park.


  • Admission : $2 adults; $1.25 US seniors; age 15 & younger free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Su 6am-dark, daily
  • Office Hours : 4pm-5pm (extended hours during peak season)


  • Pets : Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.