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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Baker Creek State Park is open from March 1 until Sept. 30, annually.

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HOURS

M-Su 6 am-6pm (extended to 9pm during Daylight Savings Time). The park is opened from March 1 - September 30 each year.

OFFICE

11am-noon, daily

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ADMISSION

$2 adults; $1.25 U.S. seniors; age 15 & younger free

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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.

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No Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

2 boat ramps into 71,000 acre Lake Thurmond

50 RV campsites

50 tent campsites

1 Pavilion perfect for family reunions and group gatherings

2 picnic shelters available first come, first serve

1 mile Wild Mint Nature Trail

10 mile hiking/biking trail

1305 acres in rural McCormick County

Baker Creek State Park

Midlands

Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in Strom Thurmond Lake for several species of bass, crappie, catfish, bream and striper. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: Two boat ramps provide private boat access to Strom Thurmond Lake.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Boat Ramp: Yes
  • Picnic Area and Shelters: Two picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Swimming: Swimming is permitted in Lake Thurmond. No lifeguards are provided and park guests may swim at their own risk.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: A 10-mile bike/hiking trail includes three interconnecting loops which wind along the lake and the quiet, park interior.

  • Walking/Nature Trails: The Wild Mint Nature Trail is a one-mile, self-guided nature trail.
  • Biking Trails: A 10-mile bike/hiking trail includes three interconnecting loops which wind along the lake and the quiet, park interior.

  • Hiking: Yes