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Our park office will be closed through the month of February, to undergo renovations.  During this time, our admission station will be open to assist visitors with reservations, check-in and check-out.  We will also have limited retail items (firewood, ice etc.) available for purchase in the admission station.  Thank you for your understanding and patience!

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


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

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$2 adults; $1.25 US seniors; age 15 & 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.

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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.