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Baker Creek State Park is located in western South Carolina, on the Georgia border, between the cities of Greenwood, SC, Columbia, SC, and Augusta, GA. The state park is one of many state parks that straddle the great Lake Storm Thurmond, which is also known as Clarks Hill Lake. The scenic woodland and lakeside Baker Creek State Park provides a picturesque getaway for residents of both South Carolina’s and Georgia’s cities.
From its exceptional lake-based recreation to the numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, Baker Creek State Park has it all. This perfectly located state park is one of the best places to take an RV rental in all of western South Carolina and eastern Georgia. Accessing the park with a rental RV from either state is very simple, as Interstate 20 provides a route.
When you rent a camper near Baker Creek State Park, you too can have the best of both Lake Storm Thurmond and woodland South Carolina. Search for an RV in McCormick County and begin your very own Baker Creek State Park adventure today.
One of the biggest advantages of camping at Baker Creek State Park is having exclusive access to the shores of Lake Storm Thurmond. The lake is widely known for being a fa and begin your very own, Baker Creek State Park adventure today. Home to a plethora of fish species, Lake Storm Thurmond, is an anglers dream. Baker Creek State Park campers can fish from the miles of shoreline lapping against the park’s banks, or from a boat out on the lake itself. Bring your best fishing tackle and land largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black bass, crappie, and catfish.
Being on the banks of a 70,000-acre lake means campers from Baker Creek State Park can enjoy this vast watery playground. Boating of all forms can be enjoyed out on the lake, and with the park being home to several boat ramps, accessing the water is simple. Those motorhome camping without their own boats can head to the lake’s marina and rent a wide range of water-going vessels to enjoy out on the lake. Kayaking and canoeing are some of the most enjoyed boating activities, and with the lakes many hidden coves and shorelines, it is easy to see why.
Baker Creek State Park has more to it than its lakeside recreation at neighboring Lake Storm Thurmond. The park itself has a myriad of hiking and mountain biking trails that offer the outdoor adventure that is western South Carolina. The park has a network of hiking trails that cover up to ten miles of the woodland and grassland, each offering fantastic views of the lake and surrounding countryside. These hikes also offer the perfect opportunity to spot Baker Creek State Park’s wildlife. Keep an eye out for white-tailed deer, waterfowl, and even wild turkeys.
Those camping with an RV at Baker Creek State Park will find the campground accommodating of RVs, though limited in facilities. Partial hookups are provided here, which only include a 20 amp electric hookup. The campground provides campers with a dump station and shower block. Pets are welcome at Baker Creek State Park but must be kept on a leash at all times.
An alternative to camping at the state park is to head to ‘Feathered Camp’n Acres,’ an RV Park just over the South Carolina - Georgia border. Here campers are provided with full 20, 30 amp electric, water, and sewage hookups. Facilities provided here include a dump station, flushing toilets, shower block, and picnic tables. Many of the sites are pull-thru, meaning all sizes of rigs are welcome.
Drive a little while east and campers will arrive at the city of Columbia, South Carolina’s capital. For those with an interest in history, art, science & technology, a visit to the ‘South Carolina State Museum’ in Columbia is not to be missed. The museum is home to a plethora of exhibits showcasing many displays over many floors. Visitors can take a guided tour of this vibrant museum, taking in a myriad of information that is both educational yet entertaining. Families with young children will also benefit from a visit here, as the museum is home to ‘storyteller,’ who sits children down and teaches them through the art of storytelling.
An hour’s drive north from Baker Creek State Park will take campers to the city of Greenville, SC, home to many appealing sigh-seeing and day trip opportunities. A perfect day out for the whole family is not to missed with the Greenville Zoo. The zoo covers over fourteen acres of land within the Cleveland Park and is home to a plethora of animals and species from across the globe. Visitors can make their way through the zoos many exhibits, which are divided into categories; a reptile house, birds, mammals, and many more. The zoo is also home to a farmyard animal petting zoo, ideal for children to interact with the animals.
While in Greenville, it is also worth visiting for the ‘Children’s Museum of the Upstate.’ This museum has a wide range of interactive exhibitions that children can immerse themselves in. This ‘learn through play’ approach allows children to entertain themselves and be educated at the same time. The museum is also home to a cafe and restaurant, allowing families to eat on-site and spend a whole day here.