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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The Conifer campground boat ramp is closed until further notice due to low lake levels. Visitors may still use the boat ramp located in the day use area.  For more information, please contact the park directly.

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HOURS

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

OFFICE

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (extended hours during peak season)

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ADMISSION

$2 adults; $1.25 US 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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BY THE NUMBERS

4 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

12+ miles of trails for hiking and biking

731 wooded, rolling acres in rural McCormick county

Hamilton Branch State Park

Midlands

Camping

At this time, the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers are removing pine beetle infested trees from the park. Some camping reservations may have to be moved away from the work zones. Please contact park staff for further details and questions.

  • Camping Information: Camping along the shores of Strom Thurmond Lake is available. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, others up to 35 feet.

    Eight comfort stations which include restroom facilities with hot showers are also located throughout the park.

    Two dump stations are available for RVs.

  • Camping Reservations: To make a camping reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK or make it online by clicking Park Reservation.

    Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights.

    Reservations requested less than one (1) day in advance of check-in must be made directly through the park.

    For example:
    If today is Friday and you are making a reservation checking in on today, Friday, you must make the reservation by contacting the park directly.

  • Standard Sites with Elec. & Water: 173 sites with water and electricity rent for $21-$27/site/night, subject to change.

    During high demand an overflow camping area is available and includes 33 sites with electric and water hook-ups. Discounted rates for persons 65+ or visitors with disabilities.

    Note: Rates listed do not include applicable sales tax and nonrefundable reservation costs.

  • Designated Tent Sites: 11 sites are available with water only.

  • Dump Station: Yes
  • Primitive Group Area: The primitive group camping area is ideal for organized groups up to 400 people. (An organized group is defined as a group that holds regular meetings and has a lead officer or elected/appointed officials.)

    The area includes picnic tables, fire ring and nearby restoom facilities.

    Reservations are accepted. To make a primitive group camping reservation, contact the park directly.

    Minimum rate is $10-12.50 which allows up to ten campers. The rate increases by $5-6.50 increments for each additional five campers.

  • Tent Camping: Yes
  • RV Camping: Yes
  • 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.