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; -82.2024833Coordinates: 33°45′14.68″N 82°12′8.94″W / 33.7540778°N 82.2024833°W / 33.7540778; -82.2024833
Area 731 acres (3 km2)
Created 1972
Camp sites tent, RV, primitive group
Hiking trails yes

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]

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