Baker Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Conveniently located near McCormick and North Augusta, Baker Creek State Park features a pavilion that overlooks Lake Thurmond as well as a campground. A 10-mile trail that moves through the park is accessible to both hikers and mountain bikers. Not far away is a nature trail where visitors might see deer, turkeys, and waterfowl. Since opening in 1967, the park has offered group campsites and spots for RV and tent campers.

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Spring 40-76 F
Summer 67-93 F
Fall 64-86 F
Winter 36-54 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Baker Creek State Park

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Baker Creek State Park Campground

The Baker Creek State Park Campground offers 50 campsites, with some located right on the banks of Lake Thurmond. You have easy access to the best fishing sites and the hiking/mountain biking trail. The campground opens every year on March first and closes at the end of September.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: Spotty

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Dump station, lake access, two-night minimum reservation, fishing spots, wildlife viewing

Hawe Creek Campground

Also located on the banks of Lake Thurmond, Hawe Creek Campground is small and has a peaceful environment. You can explore the more than 1,000 acres of shoreline and view bald eagles and other native wildlife. The campground welcomes hunters and boaters.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: Spotty

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Boat launch, drinking water, hot showers, lake access, dump station, picnic spots

Hickory Knob State Park and Resort

Not far away from Baker Creek State Park is Hickory Knob State Park and Resort. It has an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Jackson and a pro shop with a snack bar that serves hot and cold dishes. An archery range and skeet shooting range are open to guests, too.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: In select areas

  • Other amenities: Gravel sites, private hookups, picnic tables, full park access, large restaurant

Lake Greenwood Motorcoach Resort

Choose from campsites close to the more than 11,00-acre Lake Greenwood when you stay at Lake Greenwood Motorcoach Resort. A boat slip and docks help you get your boat into the water and store it, but you might want to check out the amenities in the clubhouse. The campground has laundry facilities and a heated pool with a spa.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Heated swimming pool and spa, laundry facilities, outdoor kitchen, clubhouse, boat storage

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What to Do at
Baker Creek State Park

Inside Baker Creek State Park

Open on a seasonal basis, Baker Creek State Park offers a 10-mile trail with loops and hills that will seriously impress avid mountain bikers. The trail takes you through large wooded spaces and is suitable for traveling on foot. Lake Thurmond is near the park's campground and home to more than 71,000 acres. Even if you don't spend the night on the shore, you'll find boating and fishing spots nearby. The park also has a covered pavilion that accommodates 160 people and is available for daily rentals.

Outside Baker Creek State Park

Once you have experienced everything in Baker Creek State Park, you can start exploring the surrounding areas. You will find restaurants with great food and shops for both essential and nonessential items. Explore some of the many museums and other sites for a relaxing and educational trip.


Michelle's Pizza

Find pizzas with more toppings than you can imagine at Michelle's Pizza. Open every day except for Sundays, the restaurant features a menu filled with other Italian dishes, including spaghetti and meatballs and fettuccine alfredo.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 131 W. Augusta St., McCormick, SC 29835

McCormick Drive Inn

One of the most popular places to eat in the area is the McCormick Drive Inn. Find classic diner and drive-in favorites on the menu, such as burgers and wings. While you can drive up and park to eat there, you can also take your order to go.

Type: American

Location: 117 Virginia St., McCormick, SC 29835

Ms. Minnie's Seafood and More

For some of the freshest seafood in the region, you can't go wrong with Ms. Minnie's Seafood and More. Locals like that they can pick from battered fish and seafood and add side dishes to round out their meals. Ms. Minnie adds new recipes every few months.

Type: Seafood

Location: 917 W. Gold St., McCormick, SC 29835

River Grille

Stop by the Savanna Lakes Clubhouse for steaks and fresh seafood at River Grille. Grilled Ribeye and Mahi Mahi are some of the top options. The restaurant has a large cocktail and beer menu and can accommodate any dietary issues you have.

Type: American, Contemporary

Location: 300 Country Club Dr., McCormick, SC 29835

Definitely Delicious

The dishes at Definitely Delicious might remind you of your favorite diner. Choose from burgers and wraps along with nachos and chicken tenders. "Da Bags" lets you choose shrimp, crab, and veggies that come seasoned and boiled for you.

Type: American

Location: 4563 Hwy 378 West, McCormick, SC 29835


Red Rooster Antiques

Uncover a world of antique and vintage goods at Red Rooster Antiques on Main Street. The owners spend hours searching the state for the best pieces to display in their store. They hold a few special events every year, too.

Location: 118 S. Main St., McCormick, SC 29835

White Hardware

No matter what electrical items you need, you'll likely find them at White Hardware. Named for owner Maurice White, the store has knowledgeable staff who can help you find the supplies that you need to repair your RV or make your trip more fun.

Location: 210 S. Main St., McCormick, SC 29835

Habitat for Humanity General Store

The Habitat for Humanity General Store in McCormick offers used and secondhand goods at low prices. The stock rotates daily as locals donate products. You might find household goods along with decorations and clothing.

Location: 205 N. Main St., McCormick, SC 29835

Books on Main

Find books to pass the time on your trip at Books on Main operated by the Friends of the McCormick Public Library. While some books come from the shelves of the library branches, others are donations given to the organization by locals. The store sells books as well as CDs and movies.

Location: 100 S. Main St, McCormick, SC 29835

Fashioned for U

Fashioned for U is an upscale designer boutique that offers trendy and sophisticated fashions for women. You'll find both casual and upscale clothing for sale, along with some plus-size options.

Location: 108 E. Augusta St., McCormick, SC 29835


Morris Museum of Art

The Morris Museum of Art houses one of the largest collections of artwork in South Carolina. In addition to the permanent collections that highlight folk art from the region, it showcases traveling exhibits a few times a year.

Location: 1 10th St., 2nd Floor, Augusta, GA 30901

Long Cane Creek Picnic Area

With nearly 30 boat ramps, Long Cane Creek Picnic Area is one of the top boating spots. It has an elevated picnic area that features picnic tables around a fire pit that overlooks the water.

Location: McCormick County, SC

SC Wilds Heritage Center

See the hundreds of handmade quilts on display at Plantation Quilts and other attractions at the SC Wilds Heritage Center. Those quilts document how slaves used messages to stay in touch while traveling on the Underground Railroad.

Location: 201 S. Main St., McCormick, SC 29835

Augusta Museum of History

Open since the 1930s, the Augusta Museum of History helps visitors learn about the history of the south. The Transportation Corridor is a signature exhibition that features a trolley and other older vehicles. On the second floor are exhibitions dedicated to local legends and the surrounding community, including the slaves who once lived in Georgia and South Carolina.

Location: 560 Reynolds St., Augusta, GA 30901

Billie's Butterfly Garden

Visiting Billie's Butterfly Garden lets you see the butterflies attracted to the plants on display. The garden has green spaces and tables for relaxing as well as a water station. Not far away from the butterflies is a short nature trail.

Location: Riverside Blvd., North Augusta, SC 29841

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How to Get to
Baker Creek State Park

Baker Creek State Park is in McCormick County, South Carolina. Take I-26 E/US-23 S until I-26 splits off. Stay on this road through South Carolina until you reach Exit 52 and get off on SC-56. Follow SC-56 for approximately 58 miles until you see the sign for the park.

Entering Baker Creek State Park

Baker Creek State Park is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. year-round.

Baker Creek State Park Per adult : $3.0

Baker Creek State Park Per senior : $1.5

Baker Creek State Park Per child (6-15) : $1.0

Baker Creek State Park Per child (five and under) : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Baker Creek State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Baker Creek State Park?

There are 34 RV campsites available at Baker Creek State Park. These offer electricity and water hookups. Separate restrooms with hot showers are conveniently located near the sites. There is also a pavilion on site to accommodate large groups.

Are pets allowed at Baker Creek State Park?

Your pets are always welcome at Baker Creek State Park, but they must be leashed at all times. However, noisy or dangerous animals that interfere with wildlife are not tolerated.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Baker Creek State Park?

This state park is filled with a number of woodland creatures, including wild turkeys, deer, snakes, rabbits, and foxes. Early mornings and late evenings bring the best chances of viewing this wildlife.

What is the climate of Baker Creek State Park?

Baker Creek State Park has a humid, subtropical climate. Summer months are warm. Spring is mild, but winter temperatures hover around 30 degrees in eastern South Carolina. This park receives about 2 inches of rain each month.

What is the best time of year to visit Baker Creek State Park?

Spring is the most popular time to visit this park as there are fewer visitors. Temperatures are moderate, between 40 and 65 degrees, and it's a great time to go fishing for striped bass.