Hickory Knob State Resort Park, McCormick

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.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This park is on the Savannah River's eastern shore. Weekends were active with local weekend campers/boaters. During the week it was quiet and peaceful. Campground and bathhouse was kept clean. Some of...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This place sucks. Roads to camp grounds are in bad shape washing out. You are lucky to get a camper and your vehicle on the site. Poor power supply for campers. Power goes out and back on. Trails to t...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    We decided to spend our weekend in the state park resort. It is no more than a low grade state park. It has no soap or paper towels in the bath house. We stay in lots of state parks and this is by far...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    Had a wonderful time kayaking and fishing. Made this a favorite birthday!
  • June 16, 2017
    Beautiful and serene!!! The park staff are friendly and helpful and the accommodations are vintage excellence.
  • March 29, 2017
    We came here for the mountain bike trails. Lakeside Loop would have rated very good, except the downed trees on the trail had us off the bike an estimated 20 times. A few we could move off the trails with the two of us, but most need someone with a chain saw. Needs maintenance; unfortunately in a state of neglect.
  • June 29, 2017
    Too many options to list. Worth a visit on its own.
  • December 3, 2016
    Peaceful when I go in the fall. The cabins are very nice, the rooms are nice. Lots of deer. Well maintained. Lodge Great Hall is great in the fall; fireplace, billiards, good chairs for reading. The lake is about 13 feet low this year. Didn't try the skeet or golf.

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