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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The dock below the 300 section of rooms is closed until further notice due to safety concerns and much needed repair.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please note on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, the golf course and pro shop will close at 2:30 p.m. 18 hole rounds can begin up until 10 a.m. and all golf carts need to be returned by 2:30 p.m. The last nine hole time will begin at noon. Thank you for your understanding and Happy Holidays. 

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HOURS

Open 24 hours

OFFICE

7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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ADMISSION

Free admission

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PETS

Beginning January 1, 2020, pets will be allowed in the 400 section of lodge rooms at Hickory Knob. Pets are not allowed in any other lodge rooms, cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are allowed in most other 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. Pets are not allowed in the 400 section of lodge rooms prior to January 1, 2020.

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Hickory Knob State Resort Park

Midlands

Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in Strom Thurmond Lake for several species of bass, hybrid, crappie, perch and stripers.

    A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

    A courtesy dock is provided for park guests.

  • 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: A boat ramp provides private boat access to Strom Thurmond Lake. An admission applies to the boat ramp area for day-use visitors, overnight guest may use the boat ramp at no charge. Boat docks are available for overnight guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Our boat rentals are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Canoes and kayaks rent for $10 for four hours, $15 for eight hours. Paddleboards rent for $5/hour.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Paddling: Yes
  • Boat Ramp: Yes
  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The gift shop offers a variety of souvenir items.

  • Restaurant: A full service restaurant is located at the southern end of the Lodge building.

    It serves buffet style as well as menu orders three times a day, seven days a week and can seat up to 150 people in the main dining area.

    On-site and off-site catering services are also available. Please contact the park directly for more information.

  • Playground: One children's playground is provided in the lodge area. The park also has a basketball court, volleyball court, horsehoe pit, tether ball and ladder ball for park guests. There is also a putting green area near the restaurant. Equipment to use these facilities is available for check out at the front desk.

  • Swimming: Swimming is permitted in Lake Thurmond. Park visitors may swim at their own risk. Lake access for swimming is limited.

  • Swimming Pool: A pool is available for cabin and lodge guests.

  • Archery: Archery is available by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.
    $10 per person includes 30 minutes of instruction with equipment provided by the park. $5 per person includes 30 minutes of instruction, and you provide your own equipment. Ages seven and up may participate. Please contact the park for more information or to schedule an appointment.

  • Skeet Shooting: Skeet shooting is available by appointment only for ages 13 and up. Groups of five or more must make an appointment no less than one week in advance. A $20 deposit is required when appointments are made.
    $27.50 per round includes - 25 clay pigeons, park provides gun and ammo.
    $20 per round - 25 clay pigeons, visitor provides gun and ammo.
    Please contact the park for more information or to schedule an appointment.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: The challenging bike/hiking trail which is approximately 12 miles in length, travels through a pine forest, along the lake's edge providing opportunities for many scenic lake views. The trails consist of: Beaver Run Trail (2.5 miles), Lakeview Loop (7.2 miles) and Turkey Ridge Trail (1.7 miles)

  • Biking Trails: The challenging bike/hiking trail which is approximately 12 miles in length, travels through a pine forest, along the lake's edge providing opportunities for many scenic lake views. The trails consist of: Beaver Run Trail (2.5 miles), Lakeview Loop (7.2 miles) and Turkey Ridge Trail (1.7 miles)

  • Hiking: Yes