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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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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

Corps targets participants for Turkey Hunts at Thurmond Project in April

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thurmond Project Office will host three turkey hunts at the Bussey Point management area April 3-4, and a youth hunt April 11. Ten individuals will be selected through a drawing for each hunt. [Read More]
Published: Feb-10-15

Corps of Engineers 2015 annual recreation passes available for purchase

SAVANNAH, Ga. – New 2015 annual passes for day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the Corps’ Savannah District's three dam and lake projects — lakes Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond. [Read More]
Published: Feb-02-15

Hartwell, Thurmond Lake Offices accept Christmas trees for recycling

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell and Thurmond Lake Project Offices will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 26 through Feb. 15, 2015 at Hartwell and Dec. 20 through Jan. 8, 2015 at Thurmond. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-14

Water safety is a year-round concern

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Public safety is a chief priority of the Savannah District Corps of Engineers, and the Corps urges anyone visiting lakes Hartwell, Russell or Thurmond to practice boating and water safety. [Read More]
Published: Dec-03-14

Thurmond Lake rangers to crack down on illegally moored boats

THURMOND LAKE, Ga. – Park rangers recently cracked down on illegally moored boats on the J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The rangers noticed a growing number of boats and personal watercrafts on the shoreline around the reservoir. [Read More]
Published: Nov-14-14

Corps waives day use fees for service members, veterans and their families on Veterans Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at Corps-operated recreation areas at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-28-14
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J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake
510 Clarks Hill Highway
Clarks Hill, SC 29821

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