Hickory Knob State Resort Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

One of the most important features of Hickory Knob State Park is its dual nature. Not only is this a state park where you can freely get in touch with nature, but it’s also a place that doubles as a lakeside South Carolinian golf resort. This resort has 18 holes and features a restaurant, archery range, skeet shooting area, and boat ramp. Fishing opportunities are also available on the premises, and you can find these on the Strom Thurmond Reservoir, also called Lake Thurmond, which is stocked with multiple types of fish. Hickory Knob is near the Savannah River, and you’ll also find McCormick and Parksville, South Carolina within mere miles of the state park.

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Spring 40-83 F
Summer 59-94 F
Fall 39-86 F
Winter 32-66 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hickory Knob State Resort Park

If you’re looking for a truly wonderful way to explore the area around Hickory Knob State Resort Park, consider using an RV. RVing is convenient since it provides both transportation and your family’s accommodations. Renting an RV is easy using a platform like RVshare where you'll be able to find the perfect unit to fit your needs.

Lake Thurmond RV Park

For those looking for a year-round camping experience, Lake Thurmond RV Park is located about 27 minutes from Hickory Knob State Resort Park, so it’s not a long trek to park your RV. Lake Thurmond RV Park rests within a wooded area that’s near Lake Thurmond. Visitors are free to fish, hunt for turkey or deer, or hike the area. Rates here are usually $30 to $33 per night. They also have weekly rates from $160 to $175. The park is fairly recently opened; they had their first season in 2019. Since opening, they have expanded to 29 campsites for RVers to accommodate just about any type of recreational vehicle.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Fishing. Hunting, 30- or 50-amp electricity hookups, boat ramp

Hawe Creek Campground

Also located on Lake Thurmond, Hawe Creek Campground is a lakeside campground that provides plenty of on-water and off-water recreational opportunities for RVers. Rates range from $26 to $28 per night. The campground is 1 mile away from the Dorn Sportfishing Facility, which provides a great angling opportunity. Altogether, 34 campsites will accommodate RVs from teardrop campers to massive big-rig, fifth-wheel trailers.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Dump station, hot showers, boat ramp

Moon Landing RV Park and Marina

Located right on Lake Greenwood, Moon Landing RV Park and Marina is a modern RV park that has multiple activities designed for RVers with families. Altogether, Moon Landing has 10 miles of lake view, perfect for promoting a sense of serenity in its visitors. Visitors can fish here, and there’s a boat launch that allows you to easily transition onto Lake Greenwood.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: No

• Other amenities: Boat launch, 30- and 50-amp hookup, kayak rental

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What to Do at
Hickory Knob State Resort Park

Inside Hickory Knob State Resort Park

The 18-hole golf course sets Hickory Knob State Resort Park apart from many of the other state parks. While you’re in this park, you can skeet shoot, play tennis, practice archery, and if you’re a guest at the lodge, you can use the park’s swimming pool. The park rests on both the Strom Thurmond Reservoir and the Savannah River. For those who love to do things on the water, you can easily fish here or swim, and some of the fish species you’ll find in the reservoir and on the river are redbreast sunfish, striped bass, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and bluegill. Additionally, there are hiking trails and some very popular mountain biking trails that are truly remote and challenging.

Outside Hickory Knob State Resort Park

As a state park, there’s plenty to do at Hickory Knob, but the surrounding area has several restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities to consider as well. Many local attractions embrace the area's lakeside nature, so you’ll find that many of the eateries feature seafood. There is also plenty of shopping available in the area.


Ms. Minnies Seafood and More

Ms. Minnies Seafood and More has entrees featuring things like catfish and fried and broiled shrimp. Ms. Minnies is only 15 minutes from the resort park, the prices are very reasonable, and the portions are significant.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 917 W Gold St, McCormick, SC 29835

Monti’s Grill

Monti’s Grill is a pub-style eatery that is based in Monticello Golf Club. Items like soups, pizza, and sandwiches are offered here, and there is a covered patio where you can enjoy your meal.

Type: American

Location: 1148 Barksdale Ferry Rd, McCormick, SC 29835

El Sombrero Mexican Grill

El Sombrero Mexican Grill offers traditional Mexican food for visitors. Food options include Texas fajitas, fish tacos, and steak ranchero. Additionally, for those looking for something a little more local-tasting, there’s also their steak Americano. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 222 S Main St, McCormick, SC 29835

Definitely Delicious

Definitely Delicious offers Southern-style cooking like grilled pork chops, chili and cornbread, and barbecued chicken. They also offer seafood like lobster bisque. 

Type: Southern

Location: 4563 Highway 378 West, McCormick, SC 29835

The Old Edgefield Grill

The Old Edgefield Grill is located in a Victorian-style house, which makes for a truly classic experience. Southern-style cooking from yesteryear is the overall dining experience. You’ll require a reservation, and the Old Edgefield features food such as deep-fried pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, grilled Angus fillet, and Maple Leaf Farm duck breast.

Type: Southern, Fine Dining

Location: 202 Penn St, Edgefield, SC 29824


Edgewood Square Shopping Center

The Edgewood Square Shopping Center is a mid-sized mall that has multiple stores to use and has facilities like Gold’s Gym so that you can stay in shape as you visit Hickory Knob. The center is open 24 hours a day.

Location: 101 Edgewood Dr, North Augusta, SC 29841

North Hills Shopping Center

The North Hills Shopping Center has several stores and eateries like Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant. There’s even a laundry to use if you don’t have a facility near your campground.

Location: 401 W Martintown Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841

Fairway Square Shopping Center

In addition to places like Natural Foods where you can find organic produce, Fairway Square, which is in nearby Georgia, also has places where you can purchase things like antiques and furniture.

Location: 2825 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30909

Red Rooster Emporium

Red Rooster Emporium is the place to be if you are interested in vintage furniture, antique tools, and eclectic jewelry.

Location: 118 S Main St, McCormick, SC 29835

Norris Auction

The Norris Auction is considered a home goods auction where you can get good deals from dedicated dealers. There’s also an attached café.

Location: McCormick, SC 29835


Heritage Gold Mine

The Heritage Gold Mine grants a tour through a defunct 1850s mine with shafts, pits, and trenches.

Location: 610 S Mine St, McCormick, SC 29835

McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK)

The MACK is the center of the arts in the area. There are exhibits throughout the year and a gift shop with locally made items.

Location: 115 S Main St, McCormick, SC 29835

Forks Area Trail System

The Forks Area Trail System is designed for mountain biking. You’ll find loops to use on your bikes with lots of inclines and declines to use.

Location: Woodlawn Rd, Clarks Hill, SC 29821

Prices Mill

Prices Mill, also known as Calliham’s Mill, is a grist mill powered by water and has been open since 1890. You’ll find this interesting historical site about 2 miles from Parksville.

Location: Prices Mill Rd, Parksville, SC 29845

Oakley Park Museum

The Oakley Park Museum highlights the lifestyles of the antebellum era in the South so that you can understand how its people lived.

Location: 300 Columbia Rd, Edgefield, SC 29824

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How to Get to
Hickory Knob State Resort Park

From McCormick, head southwest on US-378 W/E. Head toward South Pine Street/State Road-33-35. Turn right on South Carolina Highway 7, and turn left onto Resort Drive S-33-421. Turn right to stay on Resort Drive, and the park will be on the left. 

Entering Hickory Knob State Resort Park

Hickory Knob State Resort Park is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The office is open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hickory Knob State Resort Park

What is the climate of Hickory Knob State Resort Park?

The weather in Hickory Knob State Resort Park ranges from 40 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring, 59 to 94 degrees in the summer, 39 to 86 degrees in the fall, and 32 to 66 degrees in the winter.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Hickory Knob State Resort Park?

At Hickory Knob State Resort Park, you can find bass, crappie, stripers, and other species. Fishing is permitted from the dock at the boat launch, and the park will lend you fishing rods and reels if you require them.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Hickory Knob State Resort Park?

In Hickory Knob State Resort Park, there are designated camping areas. Every site has a picnic table as well as individual water and electrical hookups. There are hot showers and restrooms nearby the campground.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Hickory Knob State Resort Park and what is the cost?

It's necessary to contact the park directly for reservations a day before check-in for a fee of $30–$33 per night. The reservations for camping must be made for a minimum of two nights.

Are pets allowed at Hickory Knob State Resort Park?

Pets are only permitted in lodge rooms 408–412 at Hickory Knob, not in any other lodge rooms or cabin areas. You must keep pets on leashes no longer than six feet from yourself.