Hamilton Branch State Park

Hamilton Branch State Park 2020

Friends of ours from Kennesaw, GA read our blog and insisted we join them for three days of camping. After determining all adventurers intending to camp had been practicing stay at home ? orders with limited access to any Covid-19 carriers, the plans began to come together. A weekend of debate and strategy led us to pick a park near Augusta on Lake Thurmond. Wow… were we impressed with this little gem ?. Located in Plum Branch, South Carolina, Hamilton Branch State Park occupies a peninsula on the 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond. Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water ?.

Dip your toes in the mountain spring

We stayed at campsite ? 102 and our friends stayed at site 103. We were very serendipities as these campsite were close; however, there can be large gaps between the sites. All 150 campsites are on the water and very spacious. One can fish ? for bass, bream, striper, catfish or crappie. There are 12 miles of trails but we did not do any hiking as the trails were closed on our visit so we just kayaked and floated in the lake.

Hamilton Branch State Park 2020
Hamilton Branch State Park 2020

The camp grounds were well maintained. There is train ? noise along many of the sites but is was more soothing than a nuisance. We drove around the park and honestly could NOt find a bad campsite. Very good cell phone ☎️ service within the campgrounds.

Quick link to Hamilton Branch Park Website

Sunset ? Hamilton Branch State Park 2020

One word of caution, the restrooms are clean ? but beware there can be a half mile between sites and restrooms. Ok maybe not that far but it seems like it if you have to go so plan accordingly.

Hamilton Branch State Park
  • Bicycles are available to rent at the park office. Bikes are $10/day M-Th, $15/day F-Su and $25/weekend. For more information, please call or visit our park office.

    Games are available for check-out in the park office. Our games consist of: horseshoes, bean bag toss, washers, kickballs, soccer balls, footballs, frisbees, board games, puzzles and playing cards.
  • Biking Trails:  The park provides an access point for the Steven’s Creek Bike Trail.

Camping with Friends is the bomb ?

Homemade meditation ?‍♀️ video of the waves ? landing on the shore prior to the storm.

Turn your volume up and just listen to the water ?

Here comes the rain ☔️

Best sounds, sight, smell and feel of an approaching rain ?

2 thoughts on “Hamilton Branch State Park

    1. travelswithgg Post author

      We always like to meet fellow travelers ? but we we must stay 6 feet apart. Cheers

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