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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


Unique Features

  • Significant Features: The park provides access to the 71,100-acre Strom Thurmond Lake. The lake is ideal for fishing, boating and various other watersports. The lake has over 1,200 miles of shoreline, is the second largest lake east of the Mississippi River and among the top ten visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes nationwide.

  • Wildflowers: The most predominant wildflower found on the park is wisteria. This vine blooms in the spring and can be found scattered throughout the park hanging from tall pines.


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