State Parks

Lake Strom Thurmond

Surrounding beautiful Lake Strom Thurmond are five magnificent state parks.  There are three state parks on the South Carolina side of the lake and two on the Georgia side.  All of the state parks vary in terrain, amenities, and location on the lake.  Whatever lake adventure that you are looking for, one of the state parks on the lake can meet your needs.

Hamilton Branch State Park (SC)

Hamilton Brach is a serene 731 acre park on the South Carolina side of Lake Strom Thurmond.  This park has over 12 miles of trails for hiking and biking.  Inside the park grounds, you will find 150 campsites most of which are waterfront.

  • Visitor center
  • Bathhouses
  • Restrooms
  • Dump station
  • Boat launch
  • Picnic shelters
  • Playground
  • RV campsites
  • Tent campsites
  • Primitive group camping
  • Hiking trails

Baker Creek State Park (SC)

Baker Creek State Park is the most remote and natural of the state parks located on the lake.  This park is operated seasonally, but has 50 nice campsites.  There is a one mile Wild Mint Nature Trail and a ten mile hiking and biking trail.  This park is the least crowded of the state parks.  Open from March 1st to September 30th annually.

  • Nature trail
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • RV campsites
  • Tent campsites
  • Picnic shelters
  • Pavilion
  • Boat ramps

Hickory Knob State Park (SC)

Hickory Knob is a resort park located right on the lake.  Inside the park you will find a resort lodge, cabins, 44 campsites, golf course, archery range, meeting facilities, and park restaurant.  This is a beautiful resort area that is great for meetings, family reunions, or weekend getaways.

  • 18-hole golf course
  • 16 cabins for rent
  • Skeet shooting range
  • Archery range
  • Group meeting space
  • Restaurant
  • 44 campsites
  • Historic cabin
  • Group lodging
  • 70 lodge style rooms
  • Tennis courts
  • Hiking trails
  • Biking trails
  • Swimming pool
  • Playground

Elijah Clark State Park (GA)

Elijah Clark State Park is our favorite state park on Lake Strom Thurmond.  This park has it all for the outdoorsman.  There are very nice cottages (cabins) for rent.  You will also find 175 campsites, a fishing pier, swim beach, 3.75 miles of hiking trails, archery, mini-golf, and more within this beautiful park.

  • Tent campsites
  • RV campsites
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic shelters
  • Cabin rentals
  • Miniature golf
  • Group shelters
  • Swim beach
  • Fishing pier
  • Boat ramp
  • Playground
  • Dump station
  • Nature trail
  • Archery
  • Canoe rentals
  • Amphitheater

Mistletoe State Park (GA)

Mistletoe State Park is an exquisite park on the southwest end of Lake Strom Thurmond.  Inside this park you will find 11 cottages for rent, 100 campsites, sandy beach (seasonal), 15.5 miles of trails, canoe rentals, and more.

  • Laundry facility
  • Dump station
  • Picnic shelters
  • Cottages
  • RV campsites
  • Tent campsites
  • Fisherman cabin
  • Hiking trails
  • Biking trails
  • Nature Center
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat ramps
  • Fish cleaning station

This is a beautiful lake with many amazing parks to explore.  Get out and enjoy Lake Strom Thurmond.