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Due to recent damage caused by a Southern Pine Beetle infestation within the park, intensive forest management will be necessary over the coming weeks. Logging crews will be working from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Campsites directly impacted include sites 19-26 and sites 81-99. For assistance with changing dates or sites, please contact the call center at 866-345-7275. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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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


Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Swim in Strom Thurmond Lake, one of the largest lakes east of the Mississippi.
  2. Watch the sun rise or set over the more than 71,000-acre Lake Strom Thurmond.
  3. Camp at one of the 180 lakefront sites.
  4. Fish for the striped bass, South Carolina’s state fish, with the SCDNR Tackle Loaner Program.
  5.  Picnic at one of the three picnic shelters available throughout the park.


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