Need a new place to take your pooch? Then load ‘em up and head over to Baker Creek State Park! Nestled on the shores of Lake Thurmond, this beautiful slice of nature is an ideal destination if your pooch wants to enjoy the great outdoors.
Since this woofderful park is situated on the lake, fishing and boating are pupular activities. There are two public boat launches available, so if you have your own watercraft, you and your doggo can cruise around and get a unique look at the lake. Anglers can cast a line from the shore. The waters are teeming with bass, crappie, catfish, bream, and striper. With any luck, you and your pup will enjoy a delicious fish dinner!
Baker Creek State Park is also known for its trail system. If your four legged hiking companion is full of energy, check out the 10 mile trail network made up of three separate loops. The trails wind through rolling hills as well as oak and pine forests. As you and your pooch wander through the woods, keep your eyes open for a few extra large trees. In fact, it’s said that one of the state’s largest poplar trees grows in these parts. All of these trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers, so help your pup yield to oncoming traffic. To avoid the cyclists, take a stroll along the much 0.8 mile Wild Mint Nature Trail or the 0.7 mile Walking Trail. Wherever you go, make sure you bring clean-up bags and pick up after your pooch.
If you want to stay a night or two in the park, grab a
spot at the campground. There are 50 sites available and each one has
electrical hookups and water. Bathrooms and hot showers are located nearby, and can offer a place to refill water bottles. Day
trippers can enjoy a lunch in one of the picnic shelters.
Baker Creek State Park will make your dog’s tail wag!