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Hamilton Branch State Park

Hamilton Branch State Park

Boaters and other outdoors enthusiasts can’t go wrong at Hamilton Branch State Park.

Occupying a peninsula on 70,000-acre Strom Thurmond Lake in the heart of South Carolina’s western piedmont, the park displays the peaceful beauty of the Savannah River valley.

All but two of the park’s spacious campsites are directly on the lake and Hamilton Branch’s shoreline makes it an ideal fishing spot. Ramps, picnicking and biking and hiking trails also are popular.

The park’s rolling, wooded terrain supports a large variety of wildlife, including fox squirrels and deer. Hamilton Branch is also known for its wide variety of trees, including pines, dogwoods with their white blooms in early spring, oaks, hickory and sweetgum.


  • Admission: $2 adults; $1.25 US seniors; age 15 & younger free
  • Days and Hours of Operation: M-Su 6am-dark, daily
  • Office Hours: 4pm-5pm (extended hours during peak season)


  • Driving Directions:
    From I-20: In Augusta GA. take exit 200. Turn rt. onto GA Hwy 104/River Watch Pkwy. Turn rt onto Hwy 28/Furys Ferry Road. Drive 19 miles. Park entrance will be on the left.
  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Counties: McCormick
  • Acreage: 731
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 18
  • Water Front Location: Yes
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 12
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 12


  • Charleston, SC: 165
  • Columbia, SC: 75
  • Florence, SC: 175
  • Greenville, SC: 85
  • Charlotte, NC: 180
  • Raleigh, NC: 300
  • Atlanta, GA: 172
  • Augusta, GA: 25


  • 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?: There are 140 sites with electric and water and a primitive camping area for group camping. 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.
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Contact Information

111 Campground RD
Plum Branch,SC 29845
Phone: (864) 333-2223
McCormick CountyPlum Branch