Operated seasonally, Baker Creek caters to those looking for fun on Lake Thurmond, a wild ride on South Carolina mountain bike trails or a quick camping trip. If you’re looking for quality, South Carolina mountain bike trails, the park is home to 10 miles of rolling, loop trails that take bikers through oak and pine woodlands.
Outside the stillness of the woods sits Lake Thurmond, a 71,100-acre lake that offers campers serene, lakeside camping sites, as well as easy lake access for boaters and fishers. A covered, 160-person capacity pavilion overlooks the lake and is perfect for group get-togethers and family reunions.
Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in Strom Thurmond Lake for several species of bass, crappie, catfish, bream and striper. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.
Freshwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: Two boat ramps provide private boat access to Strom Thurmond Lake.
Boat Ramp: Yes
Picnic Area and Shelters: Two picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Swimming: Swimming is permitted in Lake Thurmond. No lifeguards are provided and park guests may swim at their own risk.
Hiking Trails: A 10-mile bike/hiking trail includes three interconnecting loops which wind along the lake and the quiet, park interior.
Walking/Nature Trails: The Wild Mint Nature Trail is a one-mile, self-guided nature trail.
Biking Trails: A 10-mile bike/hiking trail includes three interconnecting loops which wind along the lake and the quiet, park interior.
Camping Information: A 50-site campground is located along the shores of Strom Thurmond Lake.
The campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers.