Baker Creek State Park encompasses a total area of 1,305 acres of land and is situated right next to Lake Thurmond and close to the town of McCormick in the county of McCormick, South Carolina. You can get to the park by traveling along US 378 W for three miles from McCormick, then taking a right at the park sign and driving about one mile to the park entrance on your left.
The Baker Creek State Park was established in 1967 after the US Army Corps of Engineers leased the land where the park lies to the state of South Carolina. The park is also located along the South Carolina Heritage Corridor, on Lake Thurmond and serves as an access point to the 71,100-acre lake along the Savannah River. Some of the activities that are popular at this park include swimming, camping, boating, fishing, and mountain biking.
Besides the natural splendor of the park, there are several amenities that the park provides that make this retreat a great place to unwind or have some fun. Some of the amenities include 50 campsites for RVs or tents, one pavilion perfect for family reunions and group gatherings, access to the 71,000-acre Lake Thurmond, two boat ramps, a one-mile Wild Mint Nature Trail, two picnic shelters, and a 10-mile hiking/biking trail.
If you have a dog, you can bring them to the park, but you will have to ensure that you keep them well-behaved if you want to enjoy your stay at the park. If your dog is too noisy, threatens or harasses other wildlife in the park then you shall be asked to escort your dog out of the park. You are expected to keep your dog on a leash no longer than six feet long or contained in an enclosure. Your dog is not allowed to wander around the park and especially into or around lodging areas.