Hickory Knob State Resort Park is a state park located on the shores of Lake Strom Thurmond near the town of McCormick in McCormick County, South Carolina. It is the only resort park in the South Carolina State Park system.Activities and AmenitiesActivities available at the park include picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, biking and camping.Amenities include a playground, wi-fi access, basketball court, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, tether and ladder ball. A putting green area is available. Swimming in Lake Thurmond is allowed and a swimming pool is provided for those renting a cabin or room at the lodge. Archery and skeet shooting are available by reservation. Tennis courts are open to those staying at the park overnight. A full-service restaurant is located in the park.A boat ramp on allows for lake access with docks available to overnight visitors. Canoes, kayaks, rods and reels are available for rent at the park office.In addition to tent and RV camping, guests can stay overnight in rooms at the lodge or can rent one of the one or two bedroom cabins located at the park. A rustic group lodge, sleeping up to 13 people, is also available for rental.Add Hickory Knob State Resort Park and other attractions to your McCormick trip itinerary using our McCormick trip planning site .
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Hickory Knob State Resort Park Reviews
We have golfed at the course. Layout is good (except 2 kinky holes), greens are small but need to be to protect the scores. Good restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. have buffets for each. Frie... more »
We're staying at this "resort" for a two night stay. As state parks go, this one won't be on our repeat list and we would not recommend it in its current condition. One of the reasons we usually enjoy... more »
Stayed & ate at lodge as part of their 'Links on the Lake" golf package. Played course there which is in good shape (recommend) & 2 other courses nearby, Tara & Monticello more »
Fun and interesting golf course. Beautiful scenery. Have played here several times and always see wildlife. Last visit crows stole crackers from our carts while we putted. Laughed our heads off! Greens were a little slow last time. Course is maintained to a nice level. Staff pleasant. Price to play golf fair: not cheap but not high. Very fun layout with a couple enjoyable quirky holes. No doubt will play again!
There is a lot to do at Hickory Knob. I am reviewing it as a tent camper though, and if you are camping here in a tent there aren't great options and there are better state parks across the border in GA. If you are here for golfing/lodging/etc I cannot speak to that. I did eat at the restaurant however, and it does have a good buffet available for families. They also have good meeting facilities, as I was there once for a church leadership conference.
Beautiful park. My group went to play golf. We have been there many times. V Well designed course at reasonable prices. Group stayed in the barracks which has recently been remodeled. Quite acceptable. Great location with many scenic attractions near by. A visit there will be enjoyed!
i have called this place home for three years. I have work all over the place there and loved every moment. I really loved working for the golf course I had awesome coworkers who truly care about the turf. One man in particular stood out to me his name is Kim fox this man has showed me so much in the short time I got to work with him until I moved to another city long ways away. He made a huge impact on how I look at a course he has made me realize how difficult it is to maintain a course the correct way. I really wish I wouldn't have left but I had to. He is truly the best boss I've ever had thank you so much for everything Kim I'll never be able to repay you.
We were a group of about 60, staying in cabins & lodges. Everything is super clean and very comfortable. The campground staff is VERY friendly and accommodating. I've been to many state prks around the south and this was perfect for our group. Since we were there in winter, we didnt take adantage of all the activities but it looks amazing.
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