Hamilton Branch State Park, Plum Branch

#12 of 28 in Trails in South Carolina
Must see · Biking Trail · State Park
Hamilton Branch State Park is located near the town of Plum Branch in McCormick County. It sits on a 731-acre peninsula in Lake Strom Thurmond. The park became part of the South Carolina State Park Service in 1972, with land leased from the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Amenities in the park include lakefront camping sites, picnic shelters, a playground and two boat ramps for access to the lake. The park office sells limited supplies and souvenirs and also rents out a number of games for guests. A short bike trail provides access to the Steven's Creek Bike Trail. The park is a popular spot for geocaching, fishing and bird watching.
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  • This park is such a gem! The campsites are spread out and most are on the water! Bathrooms are very spread out, so be mindful of which site you choose. We camped eight next to the boat ramp, so a bit....  more »
  • A great quiet 3 night stay. Campsites are exceptionally large & include water faucet, fire ring, electrical hook up & picnic table. Lot of sites are waterfront & shaded. Roads & drive are paved...  more »
  • Spend a quiet weekend camping on Clarke's Hill Lake at Hamilton Branch State Park in South Carolina. They offer a large range of sites and most have water access. The sites are very good sized so you do not feel like you are on top of your neighbor. The area is clean and we'll maintained. There is a small store in case you forget anything at home. Rent your space and spend a relaxing weekend today.
  • This is one of the best State parks in S.C. lots of room some of the largest place to camp. Full hook up very clean bathhouse and gift shop for anyone looking for a little something to take home to remember your stay lots and lots of places to stay right on the lake with easy assess to get in and enjoy a dip

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