Hamilton Branch State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Located near the towns of Plum Branch and Parksville, this South Carolina state park occupies the peninsula near Lake Thurmond. Since the park is surrounded by water, it is the perfect spot for water-based fun, such as fishing, lakefront camping, and boating. You can access the lake from the two private boat ramps. While you are there, spend the day fishing for striper, catfish, bass, or crappie. Hamilton Branch State Park is an excellent location to kick back and enjoy the beauty of the area. 

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Spring 43-68 F
Summer 71-93 F
Fall 53-76 F
Winter 35-56 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hamilton Branch State Park

If you are ready to hit the open road, you might want to think about an RV rental. These vehicles provide you with an exciting way to see the state parks and spend a beautiful night relaxing in the great outdoors. 

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Hamilton Branch State Park Campground

If you want to camp along the shore of Lake Thurmond, there are plenty of sites available for your RV. The campsites at Hamilton Branch State Park can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, but most will fit those rigs up to 35 feet. Throughout the park, you will find eight comfort stations. These facilities include modern restrooms with hot showers. The park also offers two dump stations for RV travelers. Like most state parks in South Carolina, there is a minimum two-night stay to reserve a campsite.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Picnic pavilions and primitive tent sites

Heritage RV Park

For those who want to get out of town, you might want to consider a stay at Heritage RV Park. This RV campground features 50 sites that can fit all those big rigs. This Augusta campground is a few minutes from Interstate 20, and it is close to all the stores, restaurants, and attractions in the area. All the sites have full hookups with 30/50-amp electricity, water, and sewer. At the premium spots, you can enjoy a little more serenity under the stars or spend some time relaxing at the beautiful picnic facilities. The daily rates start at $40 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Scenic location

Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area

Those campers who want a primitive campground should check out Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area. This campground is perfect for those boondockers. There are only nine RV sites with no hookups. However, you are close to the park's hiking trails and fishing pier. You can even launch your boat from the park's ramps. There are a few comfort stations with vault toilets near the campground. If you plan to stay at this site, the campground is only open from May to November. The daily camping fee is $7.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: No

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Secluded location

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What to Do at
Hamilton Branch State Park

Inside Hamilton Branch State Park

Hamilton Branch is known for its water activities on Lake Thurmond. However, there is plenty of fun for those who want to stay on land. Hamilton Branch offers group picnic shelters and short bike trails. On the trail, you can hike or bike to the connector portion that links to the 12-mile Stevens Creek Bike Trail. 

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How to Get to
Hamilton Branch State Park

If you are traveling from Augusta on Interstate 20, you will want to take Exit 200. Turn right onto Georgia Highway 100/River Watch Parkway. At this point, you will have to stay on the road until you reach Highway 28/Furys Ferry Road. Make a right and drive for 19 miles. Once you see the signs, you can follow them into the park. The Hamilton Branch State Park entrance will be on the left. 

Entering Hamilton Branch State Park

Hamilton Branch State Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Hamilton Branch State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $3.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hamilton Branch State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Hamilton Branch State Park?

Hamilton Branch State Park is an ideal spot for a summer camping trip due to its location on 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond’s shores. You can fish from the lake’s shores while watching amazing sunsets year-round!

What is the climate of Hamilton Branch State Park?

Summer temperatures often reach the low and mid-90s at Hamilton Branch State Park. During the coldest months, daytime temperatures struggle to get above 55. Typically, the rainiest months are July and August.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Hamilton Branch State Park?

There are 150 campsites at Hamilton Branch State Park. These campsites are scattered throughout the park, but most offer fabulous views of Lake Thurmond, and many have full hookups. The park also offers two dump stations for RV use.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Hamilton Branch State Park?

When visiting Hamilton Branch State Park, you will likely see white-tailed deer, turkeys, and squirrels. This park is home to the unique fox squirrel, which is the largest squirrel in North America!

Are pets allowed at Hamilton Branch State Park?

Pets may join you as you explore Hamilton Branch State Park if they are on a 6-foot or shorter leash. They are welcome in most outdoor areas. Owners must clean up after their pets at all times.