Additional Information

Bike, Kayak, and Paddleboard Rentals

EOC Outfitters Offers bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals at very good rates. .  They are located at 4335 Highway 378, McCormick, SC 29835  (864) 993-0109


Savannah Lakes Village Recreation Center  Kayaks may be rented at the SLV Recreation Center.  They are located at 385 Country Club Drive, McCormick, SC 29835  (864) 391-4180

 Boat Rentals

 Savannah Lakes Marina With 70,000 acres and 1200 miles of shoreline, Lake Thurmond offers miles of waterway waiting to be explored. .  They are located at 99 Village Drive, McCormick, SC.  (864) 391-3477

Kayaking on Lake

Guided Fishing Trips 

Palmetto Angler & Convenience – Specializing in Striped Bass fishing, the Palmetto Angler is located on Hwy 378 just west of McCormick, SC 29835 (864) 852-3373

Mason’s Striper Fishing Guide Service – Specializes in Striped Bass fishing. Coast Guard Licensed Captain.  Located just past Elijah Clark State Park on Hwy. 378 in Lincolnton, GA.  706-829-0428

Hiking Trails

 Hickory Knob State Resort Park offers 3 scenic hiking trails that wind along the shorelines of the lake.

  • Turkey Ridge is near the park entrance and is a 1.7 mile hike through mixed pines and hardwood forests.
  • Lakeview Loop is a 7.2 mile loop trail that offers beautiful views of the lake and follows the Lake Thurmond shoreline.
  • Beaver Run is a 2.5 mile trail beginning at the lodge and winds along the Lake Thurmond shoreline.

 Savannah Valley Railroad Trail The old railroad bed between McCormick and Anderson, SC is being converted into a hiking and biking trail that runs right through Savannah Lakes Village.  The trail is currently over 10 miles long and is accessible from the intersection of Huguenot Parkway and Hwy 7, and again on Highway 7 just past the Antebellum home on the left.  The current trailhead is located on Barksdale Ferry road near the McCormick Country Club, a small parking lot is provided. Another access point is located on Badwell Cemetery Rd. off Huguenot Pkwy. The current trail runs from the McCormick Country Club to Willington, SC.  Of special interest is the trestle crossing over Mill Creek. Maps and history markers are located at every access point.

There are many more trails to hike and ride in our area. Please feel free to ask us about them.

Rail to Trail


We welcome you as our guest to play both 18-hole award-winning golf courses.  Call me to provide you with a Visitor’s passport and to set up a tee time.  We also offer excellent instructors and practice facilities including driving ranges, putting greens, practice bunkers, and pitching greens.  Additionally, we have a third 18-hole course is located nearby at Hickory Knob State Resort Park.  Tee time reservations may be made for Hickory Knob at 866-369-9331


Tara Golf Club -300 Country Club Dr, McCormick, SC

(864) 391-4115

Monticello Golf Club – 1148 Barksdale Ferry Rd, McCormick, SC

(864) 391-4175

Hickory Knob State Resort Park

1591 Resort Dr, McCormick, SC  (864) 391-245

McCormick Country Club -713 Barksdale Ferry Rd, McCormick SC (864) 391-3657


Fairway at Tara

State Parks and Camping

Hickory Knob State Resort Park (SC) 

Hickory Knob offers:

  • An 18-hole, Tom Jackson-designed, championship golf course on the shores of Lake Thurmond
  • Skeet shooting range and an archery range.
  • 18 comfortable cabins that sleep up to 6 people
  • 1 historic cabin, the Guillebeau House that offers a unique lodging experience for 4
  • 76 lodge rooms that sleep 2 to 4 people and include all of the amenities you need
  • 1 group lodging barrack that sleeps up to 13
  • 2 small meeting rooms for business retreats and more
  • 1 Convention Center for meetings, reunions or receptions
  • 1 Long Cane Center or the Barn for large gatherings
  • 44 campsites located near Lake Thurmond
  • 1 park restaurant with 3 meals served per day
  • Playgrounds, putting greens and trails also includes Tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts too.

Open year -round. Rangers offer education and entertainment programs all year. Located at 1591 Resort Dr. McCormick, SC OFFICE- (864) 391- 2450


Baker Creek State Park (SC)

This park is operated seasonally and is open from March 1 through September 30 each year.  The park offers camping with 50 RV sites and 50 tent sites, 10 miles of mountain bike trails, a 1 mile nature trail, pavilion, 2 boat ramps, a sandy beach for swimming, and two picnic shelters.  It is right on the shores of Lake Thurmond.  For more information go to .  Located at 863 Baker Creek Road, McCormick, SC 29835 (864) 443-2457


Elijah Clark State Park (GA)

This park is right across the bridge from McCormick County in Lincolnton, GA.  The park offers camping with 175 camping sites, 3.75mile nature trail, mini golf, archery range, 4 boat ramps, and canoe rentals.  It is right on the shores of Lake Thurmond and hosts several large bluegrass festivals each year. Rangers offer many educational and fun programs throughout the year. Check main front office for current offerings.  For more information go to  Located at 2959 McCormick Highway, Lincolnton, GA 30817 (706) 359-3458


Hawe Creek Campground (SC) 

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. One of our favorite campgrounds in the area because of the well placed sites separated by woods and private. Campground does close for off-season mid-October through Early March.  Located at 1505 CHAMBERLAINS FERRY RD, MCCORMICK  SC  29835  (864)443-5441



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