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Baker Creek State Park

Baker Creek State Park

Baker Creek State Park is opened seasonally from March 1 until September 30.

Looking to leave city life behind for a few days. How about a secluded venue to enjoy nature? Baker Creek State Park, located on the shores of Lake Thurmond, is the ideal location for a lengthy camping trip or a relaxing swim.

Along with its campgrounds and lake access, Baker Creek is also known for its 10-mile mountain bike trail, where riders can test their skills as they enjoy the park’s stately pine forest. The park also is a great place to observe wildlife, including waterfowl, wild turkeys, deer and curious squirrels.

Baker Creek also has a large lakefront pavilion ideal for family get-togethers and other gatherings. It’s also just a few minutes from Hickory Knob State Resort Park, with its golf course, restaurant and other full-service resort offerings.


  • Admission: $2 adults; $1.25 U.S. seniors; age 15 & younger free

  • Days and Hours of Operation: M-Su 6 am-6pm (extended to 9pm during Daylight Savings Time). The park is opened from March 1 - September 30 each year.
  • Days and Holidays Closed: Oct.1-Feb.28, each year
  • Office Hours: 11am-noon, daily


  • Driving Directions:
    From McCormick: Take US 378 W for 3 miles, take a right at the park sign, go 1 mile, then take a left at the park entrance.
  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Counties: McCormick
  • Acreage: 1305
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 25
  • Water Front Location: Yes
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 4
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 3


  • Charleston, SC: 177
  • Columbia, SC: 80
  • Florence, SC: 161
  • Greenville, SC: 79
  • Charlotte, NC: 148
  • Raleigh, NC: 284
  • Atlanta, GA: 135
  • Augusta, GA: 43


  • Are there Cabins or Villas at this Park?: There are no cabins or villas at this Park.
  • What kind of camping is available at this Park?: Two 50-site campgrounds are located along the shores of Strom Thurmond Lake. Please click on the Camping menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page.
  • What are your overnight rates at this Park?: Rates vary depending on campsite amenities. General information is available on the Camping pages of this site. Please click on these menu items above for more information
  • Are there any Overnight sites available?: Please click on the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page to check availability and make your reservation.
  • What kind of activites are available at this Park?: Fishing, Boating, Picnicing, and Trails are available. Please click on the Things To Do menu item above for more details
  • If you cannot find it on this website: We try to provide you with as much information as possible on this website to assist you in selecting your favorite State Park and book your reservation on-line. However, if you can't locate the information you are looking for on this site, please feel free to email the park at We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Contact Information

863 Baker Creek RD
McCormick,SC 29835
Phone: (864) 443-2457
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