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HAWE CREEK, SC

part ofJ. Strom Thurmond Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: HAWE CREEK
Status: Open through Sat Sep 27 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hawe Creek Campground is located on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, one mile from the Dorn Sportfishing Facility, the largest of its kind in the Southeast.

The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking opportunities.

Natural Features:

Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

Recreation:

Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.

Facilities:

This campground contains 34 sites, most of which are on the waterfront. 30 or 50-amp electrical hookups are provided at each site. Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, drinking water, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

Savannah Lakes Village is just a few minutes away, with lodging, dining and shopping. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the nearby courses at Hickory Knob State Park, within five miles of Hawe Creek.

Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting, and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants, and shopping areas.

The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Pay Phone
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
  • Visitor hours end at 9:30 p.m.
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Scooters, ATVs, and golf carts are prohibited; persons with disabilities may make special arrangements by providing appropriate documentation at the gate house
  • Check out time is 2 p.m.
  • For current lake conditions, contact 1-800-533-3478 ext. 1147
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    33.83611, -82.33861
    33°50'10"N, 82°20'19"W

    From the junction of HWY 221 and HWY 378 in McCormick, SC, travel southwest on US 378, then south 4 miles on Chamberlains Ferry Road. Road ends at campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    HAWE CREEK
    1505 CHAMBERLAINS FERRY RD
    MCCORMICK SC 29835

    Phone Number:

    Information: (864)443-5441
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