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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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Bridge demolition debris to become fish attractors at Thurmond Lake

Concrete remnants from a bridge demolition project will soon find a new home as fish attractors at the bottom of J. Strom Thurmond Lake. [Read More]
Published: Jul-24-14

Primitive weapon deer hunts scheduled this fall at Thurmond Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Project Office will host primitive weapon deer hunts this fall at the Bussey Point management area, located in Lincoln County, Georgia. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14

Morrah's boat ramp reopens July 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reopen Morrah’s boat ramp, located on Bobby Brown State Park Road in Elberton, Georgia, on July 1. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-14

Thurmond Marina to re-open June 7

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Lake Office will re-open the Thurmond Marina, located in Columbia County, Georgia, beginning June 7. [Read More]
Published: Jun-06-14

Corps launches WEAR IT to Win It social media campaign

This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is promoting life jacket use with the WEAR IT to Win It campaign on Facebook and Twitter. [Read More]
Published: Jun-02-14

Thurmond Marina temporarily closed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Lake Office will temporarily close the Thurmond Marina located in Columbia County, Georgia, beginning May 14. The area will be closed to the public for approximately three weeks. [Read More]
Published: May-13-14

Corps of Engineers loans 66-million year old T-Rex fossil to the Smithsonian

The USACE and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, welcomed the arrival of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., on April 15. [Read More]
Published: May-05-14
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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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