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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!

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Thurmond Lake offers free entry for Get Outdoors Day June 13

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Thurmond Lake Office, is teaming up with state and private agencies to host the inaugural National Get Outdoors (GO) Day at five Thurmond Lake recreation areas June 13. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-15

Portion of Bartram Trail Temporarily Closed for Improvements

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Bartram Trail’s Petersburg Trailhead will receive more than $100,000 worth of improvements thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Southern Off-road Bicycle Association’s CRSA Chapter (SORBA-CSRA), and five businesses near J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake. [Read More]
Published: May-27-15

Portion of Bartram Trail Temporarily Closed for Improvements

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Bartram Trail’s Petersburg Trailhead will receive more than $100,000 worth of improvements thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Southern Off-road Bicycle Association’s CRSA Chapter (SORBA-CSRA), and five businesses near J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake. [Read More]
Published: May-22-15

Bald eagles are thriving in the US; so why are they dying at Thurmond Lake?

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Its origin is mysterious. Its prevalence ubiquitous. The growing and invasive waterweed known as hydrilla beckons hungry waterfowl, known as coots, who fall prey to a lethal blue-green algae present on its leaves. The American bald eagles that prey on the coots, themselves become prey to the algae. [Read More]
Published: May-20-15

Corps revamps 'Wear It to Win It' water safety campaign

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is giving the public another reason to be safe while enjoying the great outdoors. [Read More]
Published: May-15-15

Thurmond Lake offers free entry for Kids to Parks Day May 16

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Thurmond Lake Office, is teaming up with state and private agencies to host the national Kids to Parks Day May 16 at five Thurmond Lake recreation areas. [Read More]
Published: May-08-15

Army Corps seeks public comments to update shoreline management plan for Thurmond Lake

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, seeks public comments for an upcoming shoreline management plan update for the J. Strom Thurmond Lake project. The Corps will hold public workshops in three communities March 2-5 to allow the public to gain information or offer suggestions. [Read More]
Published: Feb-20-15
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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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