The best camping near Baker Creek State Park

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3 Creeks Camp and Nature Preserve

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Anderson, SC
This Property was purchased by Grandfather in the 70s  and then was passed to my Mother. In 2013 I decided to live life differently and start from the ground up building with natural materials and found materials. At that time I was fortunate enough to have the land passed to me and I started building a home for myself and to be close to my mothers home nearby. After achieving the basics I decided that the best use of this beautiful land was to create a place for people to relax and enjoy, a park like environment dedicated to preserving natural beauty and amplifying it through a permaculture lifestyle. 8 years later I am blown away at how far the dream has become a reality and love sharing my space with people from all over the country.
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Prices Bridge Inn & Campgrounds

7 sites · Lodging, Tents12 acres · Leesville, SC
We have an absolutely gorgeous 12 acres of mostly wooded and/or lakefront land on the West end of Lake Murray (Saluda River). As of 2023, we have 3 campsites and three cabins for visitors. We (me, my wife, and three kids) run this as our primary business and LOVE nature lovers and those seeking respite from their busy lives... It's NOT a place for loud parties--we are on Lake Murray behind the only super LOW bridge, which means there's virtually no boat traffic or noise back here. If you want to refresh, recharge or spend quality time with family or friends, we'd love to host you. *the low bridge also means if you bring a large boat you may need to use the marina or any of the free boat launches within a mile of our site... kayaks, canoes, john boats all fit under. :-)
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Serenity on the Saluda

2 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Honea Path, SC
Just a small piece of God's creation right on the Saluda River. Come and enjoy the solitude and serenity of this spot on the Saluda River, surrounded by thousands of acres of forests and farms. Camp on the river, in the field or overlook the river from the high bluff in the old growth forest.  The gravel road going down to the river is finished, I drive my Honda Civic down daily and no issues (very low clearance). Kayaking from Holiday Dam to the camp site is incredible. The trip takes about 3.5 hours with lots of shoals and rapids. You can also kayak or tube from the camp site to Erwin Mill bridge in a little over an hour. This is more of a river float with just a couple rapids, but equally as beautiful.
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Big Creek RV Park of Saluda SC

12 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Saluda, SC
Big Creek RV Park of Saluda SC is a private lodging establishment offering short term sites to campers, transient guest and outdoor enthusiast who desire rest, relaxation and recreation. The fringe land is old farm land now being repurposed for outdoor activities. The RV Park is the developed part of an old Farm planted in pines bordering Big Creek/Lake Murray.
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Camp Clatworthy

7 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Honea Path, SC
Free use of kayaks and a canoe on an undeveloped 18 acre lake is included when you camp here. Several miles of trails, dirt roads and streams wind through hundreds of acres which you are free to explore. The property has been owned by members of our family for 75 years or more with areas of it family-owned since the 1800's. A large portion of the property is dedicated to sustainable loblolly pine forests dating back to the 1980's. A significant area of the property is dedicated to native hardwood forest and has some of the oldest and largest white oak, poplar, elm and shortleaf pines in the upstate. The remainder of the property is pasture; home to Black Angus cattle. We look forward to sharing this unique property with you!
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Primitive riverside camping

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Ware Place, SC
Learn more about this land:One can expect a wonderful wilderness experience at Earthganic Farm’s riverside camping. The path down to the sites is drivable in a truck, SUV, or van. There’s always the option to park up at the house and walk down (it’s a ten minute walk from the house to the river) and if you let us know ahead of time, we can bring your camping stuff down for you. We have two single kayaks that we rent for $15/day and you can put them in right on property and kayak up and down the river. There are walking/dirt biking trails through pine forest and nice hardwoods down by the river. The brave can take dips in the river. Just down the street there is a boat access ramp for canoes, kayaks, and flat bottom boats.
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Big Water Marina & Campground

46 sites · Lodging, RVs84 acres · SC
Big Water Marina is a full-service facility that provides an unspoiled oasis for all types of lake lovers. Located on the largest expanse of open water on Lake Hartwell, the marina is one of the most accessible spots for visitors to fully embrace the atmosphere of the lake — on and off the water. Campers can enjoy the best of lake livin' with a stay at our waterfront campground. With over 40+ RV sites, including full hook-up and partial hook-up sites, and access to free wi-fi, fire pits and picnic tables there are so many ways to camp *your way*. Our campground also features a Tiny Cabin Village with 6 new cabins. Each cabin accommodates between 4-6 guests and includes kitchen/dining areas, bedrooms and/or lofts, full bathrooms, and a porch so you can enjoy a family vacation or an escape with friends. In addition, our property boasts a variety of top-notch amenities that are available to our guests. Spend a day on the water with our selection of watercraft rentals, which includes pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boards and hyrdobikes. Rentals come equipped with all necessary safety gear and are available to rent for the full day or a half day, so you and your crew can explore the lake at your leisure. Visitors can also enjoy some family-friendly fun at Splash Island, our newest recreation area with access to the Wibit inflatable obstacle course as well as lounge areas set on our sandy waterfront beaches. Big Water Marina & Campground provides campers with a lakeside getaway + gorgeous views and full access to our ship store, boat ramps and docks during each stay. Throughout warmer months, visitors can also enjoy an afternoon on land at our lakeside bar and grill (open seasonally). Dine by the water or catch incredible sunsets at their rooftop bar.
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Deerfield Farms

7 sites · RVs, Tents48 acres · Mitchell, GA
Learn more about this land:Deerfield farms is a quiet property west of Historic Augusta Ga. Home of the Masters very secluded and private. Less than two hours east of Atlanta and less than 2 and half hours from Savannah.
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Leach Homestead

10 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Johnston, SC
Our site offers 50 beautiful rolling acres of forrest, field, and ponds. The ponds are stocked for fishing and there is a sandy beach for swimming and building sand castles. There are many trails throughout the property. You will have your choice of primative sites and we also have a small apartment if you prefer sleeping indoors with a bathroom and shower. Friendly pets are welcome. We offer free kayak use or 4wheeler rental. Running through our property is the historical Mine Creek wich played a part in events of the Civil War. https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_mine_creek.html You can find several historical markers in the area.
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The Fenn Farm

1 site · RV, Tent15 acres · Arnoldsville, GA
Welcome to The Fenn Farm! We currently have a 1 spot open for campers. Has water, 50 amp power and septic if needed. Primitive camping is offered for a different rate upon request. Located on 15 acres with morning and evening deer sightings, some Nigerian dwarf goats to visit, and walking paths through the property down to the creek and falls, come and enjoy the simple life. From the neighboring cows and horses to the beautiful sunsets, come enjoy the peace and serenity! Only 15 to 30 minutes from most places in Athens including downtown. Small town, grocery, and small restaurants located about 5 to 7 minutes away. 25 minutes away from Watson Mill State park.
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GAM's Lakeside Camping

3 sites · Lodging, Tents8 acres · Cross Hill, SC
Our 7+ acres sit by the lakeside on Lake Greenwood here in SC. We're located in a small, somewhat secluded, quiet & friendly neighborhood with our own personal boat ramp & dock. We have lots of land to choose a campsite & 1 camper, composting toilet, shower & power outlets available.
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Broad River Retreat

1 site · Tent6 acres · Comer, GA
Located on the beautiful Broad River, summer offers views of kayakers and tubers floating down the river, close enough to see, but far enough away to feel alone. Eagle spottings and colorful landscapes make this retreat a camper's heaven. Learn more about this land: 20 minutes from downtown Athens. A quarter mile down a winding dirt drive will open up to a beautiful scene of river and nature. Quiet solitude and you are at one with this piece of heaven. Keep your eyes open for the bald eagle. If you are agile enough, climb down the terrain to the river for an early morning bath or fish for lunch. This site is a singular rental. You will have it to yourself. You may choose to camp with friends in which there is space for an Rv and a pull behind or two small rvs. It can also be used to tent camp. There is a small shed with a full bunk on bottom and a twin on top. A table with two chairs and electric fireplace. There is in addition, a small A/C unit in the shed. It is a small space with nothing but outlets and a small refrigerator. You will need to bring all of your essentials. Pillows/Sheets/Linens/towels are not provided. The bath house is steps away. You will need towels/rags/soap/toilet paper and all essentials. It is merely a toilet, sink, and shower. There is a Weber charcoal grill available on site. Bring your essentials. You will need to bring your own firewood.. The driveway to the site is marked with the 1793 address sign on Davids Home Church rd. If you are driving N/NW on David's Home Church Rd, it is exactly 2 miles on the right from where you turned onto the road. If you are traveling E/SE on David's Home Church Rd, it is exactly 1.7 miles on the left from where you turned onto David's Home Church Rd. The gate will be closed, please close the gate back when you leave. Please take advantage of the Broad River outpost to rent kayaks/canoes/tubes. Also The Sandbar is located minutes away and they also provide rentals as well as zip lining. Royston has a grocery store and fast food.
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The best camping near Baker Creek State Park guide

Overview

About

Adrenaline junkies won’t be disappointed at Baker Creek State Park, where 10 miles of mountain biking trails loop through the forest and wind along the banks of Lake Thurmond. Not your cup of tea? Take it down a notch with the Wild Mint Nature Trail, perfect for a slow meander through the woods. The trail is self-guided, but make sure to read the signs before putting any wild leaves in your mouth. Birds, snakes and mosquitoes love the Nature Trail as well, so keep an eye out. 71,000-acre Lake Thurmond is the glittering jewel of Baker Creek State Park. No matter how exhausted you are from the grueling day of mountain biking, the sunset over Lake Thurmond is not to be missed.

Notable campgrounds

  • Secluded Lakeside Campsites: Enjoy the peacefulness of nature with a stay at one of the 34 campsites offering stunning views and easy lake access.
  • Family-Friendly Pavilion Area: Ideal for larger gatherings, this covered space allows for memorable reunions with a scenic backdrop.
  • Shaded Picnic Shelters: Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, these shelters provide a perfect spot for a casual outdoor meal.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book Early: Secure your spot by making reservations well in advance, especially during peak seasons.
  • Weekday Stays: Consider visiting during the week for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Off-Season Adventures: Explore the park's beauty year-round and take advantage of less crowded times outside of summer and holidays.
  • Explore nearby camping options: If Baker Creek is full, check out neighboring parks like South Edisto River or Keowee-Toxaway State Park.

When to go

The best time to visit Baker Creek State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summer offers full access to water activities but can be quite warm. Winter is quieter but some facilities may be limited. Avoid visiting during heavy rainfalls as trails may be closed due to flooding.

Know before you go

  • Check Trail Conditions: Due to occasional flooding, verify the status of trails, like the Nature Trail, before your visit.
  • Park Hours: The park is open from 6am to 6pm, extending to 9pm during Daylight Savings Time, with varying office hours.
  • Admission Fees: Entry costs $3 for adults, $1.50 for SC seniors, $1 for children aged 6-15, and is free for those 5 and under.
  • Pet Policy: Pets are welcome in most outdoor areas but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet.
  • No Wifi: Prepare for a digital detox as there is no wifi available within the park.

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