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HOURS

M-Su 6 a.m. - dark, daily

OFFICE

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (extended during peak season)

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ADMISSION

$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & 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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Hamilton Branch State Park

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Park Manager

James Revis

Park Manager

I am James Revis, Manager of Hamilton Branch. Welcome. Believe it or not, I’ve wanted to be a park ranger since I was four years old. Growing up, I would enjoy visiting parks and spending time with family.  Being a ranger is very rewarding. Seeing people from all over the world and being able to leave a lasting impact on them is why I became a park ranger.  

My favorite spot to meditate—on Earth—is the swing in the day use area of the park. Being there is nothing short of magical. The sunsets you can enjoy from this spot provide a cornucopia of colors, and the sounds of nature are like a symphony to the ears!

A must-do for a first-time visitor is camping on one of the park's beautiful campsites. Hamilton Branch’s campground is truly unique and special. While camping you can watch the sunset, make a fire, tell a tale under the stars and make lifetime memories all at the same time.

**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located at our kiosk in front of the main office.

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.


BY THE NUMBERS

6 primitive group sites available for organized groups

2 boat ramps so you can fish, ski, boat and more on Lake Thurmond

150 awesome campsites- most of which are waterfront

3 picnic shelters for  your group get-together by the lake

1 hiking trail and access to others nearby for hiking and biking

731 wooded, rolling acres in rural McCormick county

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