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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

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.