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Hickory Knob State Resort Park, McCormick

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State Park
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Well off the beaten path, this state park offers the essentials and then some for a bargain price you would never find at a hotel. (Not to mention the nearest hotel is a 45 minute drive from this beau...  more »
  • We spent Spring Break at Hickory Knob for the first time this year. We normally go to another state park but decided to give Hickory Knob a try. I am so glad that we did. The park is amazing! They off...  more »
  • Our first visit brought us to an area where the signage was good right up until we got near the offices and then suddenly - no signs. You will find the Park Ofc for check in next to the restaurant, bu...  more »
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  • Beautiful and serene!!! The park staff are friendly and helpful and the accommodations are vintage excellence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This place has the best salad bar Ever. Super clean rooms and a nice place to have a bonfire by the lake. Golfing skeet shooting and trails to walk perfect for a nice getaway.
  • I have enjoyed many of the S.C. Parks.... FYI DO NOT USE THE RESERVATION SYSTEM WHICH IS VIA Reservation America ...which is a front for another company.... IT A SCAM AND WILL COST YOU $$.