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Firewood Alert: Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into South Carolina State Parks from outside of the state.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into South Carolina. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of South Carolina and our State Park System.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Aug 01 2016   Later Dates


Developed primarily for and offering among the best public access on Lake Thurmond, Baker Creek provides water recreational opportunities near scenic lakeside campsites. The lakefront pavilion accommodates large group gatherings. The 10-mile mountain bike trail also opens up the park's vistas of serene Piedmont forest, land and waterfowl and wildlife.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoes
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Study
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Ranger Station
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Accessible From Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boating
  • Powerboating
  • Reservoir
  • Sail Boating
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Skiing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Art & Museum
  • Cultural Activities
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Laundry
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Tennis Court
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Archery
  • Dining
  • Golfing
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Motel
Greater Than 20 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Mall/Stores/Specialty Shops
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
  • Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.
  • No one under the age of 18 may register or reserve a campsite.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Campers arriving after operational hours should make gate arrangements with park office.
  • Quiet hours are from 10PM - 7AM.
  • Please contact the park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) Standard and Full Service sites.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    33.91583, -82.32
    33°54'57"N, 82°19'12"W

    Baker Creek is located four miles west of McCormick on US Hwy 378. Driving Directions: From McCormick: take US Hwy 378 W for 3 miles, take a right at the park sign, travel 1 mile, then take a left at the park entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    863 Baker Creek Road
    McCormick  SC  29835

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (864)443-2457