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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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3 Thurmond Lake campgrounds open for business following successful lease agreement with Lincoln County

Three Corps of Engineers campgrounds in Lincoln County, Ga., originally slated for closure this spring and summer will now remain open to the public following an April 2 lease agreement between the Corps and Lincoln County. [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-14

Golf carts allowed at Winfield Campground

This spring and summer recreation season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allow campers to use golf carts in the Winfield Campground at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. This pilot program will continue for the duration of the 2014 recreation season at Winfield Campground only. If the pilot program is successful at Winfield, the Corps will consider expanding the program to other campgrounds in upcoming years. Please note that golf carts must be operated in accordance with the following rules and regulations: [Read More]
Published: Apr-02-14

Lincoln County to take over select Corps park operations April 1

Effective April 1, Lincoln County will operate the Broad River, Hesters Ferry, and Clay Hill campgrounds at Thurmond Lake. [Read More]
Published: Mar-28-14

What can you spot fluttering by Thurmond Lake?

As we enter spring and plants begin to bloom from all the winter rain at J. Strom Thurmond Lake (Clarks Hill Lake), keep an eye out for some of nature’s most attractive pollinators. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-14

Morrah's boat ramp temporarily closed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will temporarily close the Morrah’s boat ramp, located on Bobby Brown State Park Road in Elberton, Ga., from March 24 to approximately July 31. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-14

Thurmond Lake campgrounds to open for 2014 recreation season

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Lake Office will open the following campgrounds for the 2014 recreation season on the dates listed below. All campground reservations can be made by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service toll-free at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. [Read More]
Published: Mar-05-14

Turkey hunts scheduled this April at Thurmond lake; limited slots available

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will host two turkey hunts this spring at the Bussey Point Wildlife Management Area on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. [Read More]
Published: Feb-11-14
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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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