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J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Broad, and Little Rivers. The lake is created by the Thurmond Dam, located on the Savannah River 22 miles above Augusta, Ga., and 239.5 miles above the mouth of the Savannah River. The lake extends 39.4 miles up the Savannah River, 29 miles up the Little River, and 6.5 miles up the Broad River in Georgia, and 17 miles up the Little River in South Carolina. At full pool elevation, Thurmond Lake comprises nearly 71,100 acres of water and 1,200 miles of shoreline. The Thurmond Project was designed for flood control, hydropower, fish and wildlife, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation and recreation. It's one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation!


 

J. Strom Thurmond Dam

                 
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Thurmond News

Thurmond Lake officials announce seasonal closing of certain recreation sites

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Certain recreation sites at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake will close or partially close for the season between Sept. 4 and Sept. 30.
Published: 8/20/2018

Thurmond Lake announces primitive deer hunt for 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Project Office will hold primitive weapon deer hunts in Bussey Point, located in Lincoln County, Georgia.
Published: 7/31/2018

Thurmond Lake officials seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks individual and group volunteers for the annual Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2018.
Published: 7/16/2018

Corps targeting applicants for spring turkey hunts at Thurmond

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two turkey hunts in the Bussey Point Management Area in the spring of 2018. The management area will be opened to all hunters on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. On Saturday, April 7 the Corps will host a youth hunt. Hunts will be limited to 10 individuals daily. Hunters who are selected may bring a guide or guest. The guest will not be allowed to carry a weapon.
Published: 2/13/2018

Some user fees to rise for three areas at Thurmond Lake

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, some user fees will rise at one boat ramp and two primitive
Published: 12/22/2017

Contact Information

J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake
510 Clarks Hill Highway
Clarks Hill, SC 29821

Phone Numbers
864-333-1100
or toll free at
1-800-533-3478

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