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Hamilton Branch

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Please note that recent forestry work to mitigate damage from Southern Pine Beetles may have impacted the tree cover at Campsites 19-26 and 81-99. If you have any questions, please call the office at (864) 333-2223. Thank you for your understanding!

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6 a.m. - sunset, daily


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

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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.

Hamilton Branch State Park  Has Wifi

Wifi Available

Hamilton Branch State Park  Has EV Charging Station

EV Charging Station

Hamilton Branch State Park


Things To Do

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

  • Tackle Loaner Program: This park participates in the Tackle Loaner Program sponsored by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Rods and reels are available for loan at the park office.

  • 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
  • Wireless Internet Access: There is public wi-fi access available on the park.
  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The park office has fishing bait, ice, firewood and limited souvenirs for sale.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Swimming: Swimming is permitted in Strom Thurmond Lake. There is no designated swimming area and lifeguards are not provided. You may swim at your own risk.

  • Bird Watching: The forests and lakeshore of Hamilton Branch are excellent places to view birds. Guests have the opportunity to see bald eagles, osprey and other migratory waterfowl.

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

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities:
    Bicycle Rentals: Bicycles are available to rent at the park office. Bikes are $10/day M-Th, $15/day F-Su and $25/weekend. For more information, please call or visit our park office.
  • Hiking: Yes


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