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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 29 2016   Later Dates


Hamilton Branch is located in the western Piedmont of South Carolina on Strom Thurmond Lake, a popular reservoir for fishing, boating and other water-related activities . The park is situated on a 731-acre peninsula, providing plenty of shoreline for fishing and allowing most of the park's spacious campsites to be lakefront.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Ice Sales
  • Kiosk
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Shelters
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
Accessible From Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Park Lake
  • Powerboating
  • Reservoir
  • Sail Boating
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Skiing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Scenic Driving Routes
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Town
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Cabins
  • Emergency Services
Greater Than 20 Miles
  • Mall/Stores/Specialty Shops
Alerts and Important Information
Pets are allowed, but must remained leashed. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Quiet hours are from 10PM to 7AM. Please contact the park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) Standard and Full Service sites.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.75417, -82.20222
33°45'15"N, 82°12'8"W

Hamilton Branch is located twelve miles south of McCormick on US Hwy 221.
Driving Directions: From Columbia: Take Hwy 1 S. to Batesburg-Leesville, then take Hwy 23 towards Johnston, Edgefield and Modoc. Hwy 23 ends at Hwy 221 and Hwy 28. Go N. on Hwy 221 and look for park signs. Park is located on left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

111 Campground Road
Plum Branch  SC  29845

Phone Number:

Information:  (864)333-2223