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Hickory Knob is the only full-service resort in the South Carolina state park system. It covers more than 1,000 acres bordering the Strom Thurmond Reservoir on the Savannah River. The park has a beautiful 18-hole, par-72 Tom Jackson golf course (with minimal fees), tennis courts, over 12 miles of biking/hiking trails, and a swimming pool. You can also fish for bass, hybrid, crappie, perch, and striper in the lake; shoot skeet; and try your hand at archery. The park offers a variety of accommodations — 78 hotel/motel rooms, 18 one-bedroom cabins (available weekly during June, July, and early August), the restored French Hueguenot Guillebeau ...

Hickory Knob is the only full-service resort in the South Carolina state park system. It covers more than 1,000 acres bordering the Strom Thurmond Reservoir on the Savannah River. The park has a beautiful 18-hole, par-72 Tom Jackson golf course (with minimal fees), tennis courts, over 12 miles of biking/hiking trails, and a swimming pool. You can also fish for bass, hybrid, crappie, perch, and striper in the lake; shoot skeet; and try your hand at archery. The park offers a variety of accommodations — 78 hotel/motel rooms, 18 one-bedroom cabins (available weekly during June, July, and early August), the restored French Hueguenot Guillebeau house, and a group barracks, plus meeting space. Tent and RV campers have 44 sites to choose from, with water and hookups, close to restrooms with hot showers. (Overnight guests may rent boats in the park.) The popular restaurant on site is open every day and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner (buffet style or from the menu). Located near Augusta, Greenville, and Columbia, the park is accessible via Highways 378 and 7 from Interstate 20, not far from the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor. Aiken, Greenwood, and Abbeville are also nearby.

Carol Timblin
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Carol Timblin has contributed to numerous guidebooks and authored four editions of Houghton Mifflin's Best Places to Stay in the South.

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    The park is open year-round, but the best times to visit are spring, summer, and fall.