Hamilton Branch State Park

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Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area
Nearest city Plum Branch, SC
Coordinates 33°45′14.68″N 82°12′8.94″W / 33.7540778°N 82.2024833°W / 33.7540778; -82.2024833
Latitude and Longitude:

33°45′14.68″N 82°12′8.94″W / 33.7540778°N 82.2024833°W / 33.7540778; -82.2024833
Area731 acres (3 km2)
Camp sitestent, RV, primitive group
Hiking trailsyes

Hamilton Branch State Park is located near the town of Plum Branch in McCormick County. It sits on a 731-acre peninsula in Lake Strom Thurmond. The park became part of the South Carolina State Park Service in 1972, with land leased from the United States Army Corps of Engineers. [1]

Amenities in the park include lakefront camping sites, picnic shelters, a playground and two boat ramps for access to the lake. The park office sells limited supplies and souvenirs and also rents out a number of games for guests. A short bike trail provides access to the Steven's Creek Bike Trail. [2] The park is a popular spot for geocaching, fishing and bird watching. [3]

External links


  1. ^ "History of South Carolina State Parks (1992)" (PDF) (PDF). Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hamilton Branch Connector". Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Things to Do". Retrieved December 1, 2013.