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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.

HOURS AND ADMISSION

  • 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

LOCATION

  • 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

MILES TO:

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • 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 bakercreek@scprt.com. 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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