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Baker Creek State Park
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863 Baker Creek RD
McCormick, South Carolina   29835

Phone: 864-443-2457
Reservations: 864-443-2457
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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, including abundant wild turkey. Located along the South Carolina Heritage Corridor, Baker Creek provides a relaxing, out-of-the-way venue for experiencing quality recreation among undisturbed natural resources.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
Meeting Rooms
Meeting Buildings: The Pavilion is an ideal meeting facility for family reunions and other group gatherings up to 150 people.

This covered open-air facility overlooks Strom Thurmond Lake and rents for $90-112/day. The facility is located near the day-use area and is convenient to the volleyball court, basketball goals and horseshoe pit.
Two 50-site campgrounds are located along the shores of Strom Thurmond Lake. Both campgrounds are conveniently located in relation to restrooms with hot showers. Campground #1 is ideal for tent campers. Each site includes individual water, no electricity and rents for $10-13/site/night. Campground #2 includes sites with individual water and electrical hookups which rent for $15-17/site/night. Some Campground #2 sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, others up to 30 feet. Discounted rates are available for seasons of lower demand. A Dump Station is accessible to campers at both campgrounds.

A primitive group camping area is ideal for organized groups up to 100 people. (An organized group is defined as ?a group that holds regular meetings and has a lead officer or elected/appointed officials?.) The area includes picnic tables and is located 100 feet from the restoom. Minimum rate is $10 -$12.50 which allows up to ten campers. The rate increases by $5-$6.50 increments for each additional five campers. To make a primitive group camping reservation, contact the park directly.

Enjoy fishing in Strom Thurmond Lake for several species of bass, crappie, catfish, bream and striper. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 20 Outstanding experience by Tina_V
park review stars; one to five Take it from these two complete two camping newbiesthis park has completely sold us on the experience based on its locale, its serenity, its lake location, and its amazing staff If youre looking for a spot to try, give Baker Creek a glance the park host couple is completely amazing, especially if you are new and clueless. A
June 8 ours and the kids FAVORITE !!! : D by bassman29848
park review stars; one to five Great camp site, parking plentiful even for the boat trailer! clean facilities ! STAFF WONDERFUL and very helpful will keep coming back year after year!! Thanks S.C. State Parks Dept.
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Hester's Bottoms Family Campground
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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.

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