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Recreation Areas - Day Use Areas

 

Want to take the kids fishing?

Need a place to launch your boat?

Looking for a picnic area?

Thurmond Lake offers 9 Corps managed recreation areas for people who want to spend the day (or maybe just an hour or two...) at the lake. Because camping is not allowed within these areas, they are commonly referred to as "day use" areas. Most of the day use areas have amenities such as picnic tables, playgrounds, boat launching ramps, fishing piers, courtesy docks, restrooms, picnic shelters, facilities for the handicapped, drinking water, and swim beaches. In addition, the Corps manages 29 "access" areas on Thurmond Lake. Access areas are smaller recreation areas that typically have a boat launching ramp only, however, some may have restrooms and picnic tables.

There are also six state parks, six marinas, three U.S. Forest Service access areas, and several city/county recreation areas located around Thurmond Lake for your enjoyment.

DAY USE AREAS

For directions, detailed information, recreation area, and fee information maps, click on the name of the recreation area.
 

IN GEORGIA

IN SOUTH CAROLINA

  • AMITY                                                             
    Lincoln Co.
    Open May 1, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
    Ramp Open Year Round
  • BIG HART
    Lincoln Co.
    Open May 1, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
    Ramp Open Year Round
  • GILL POINT
    Lincoln Co.
    Day Use Area Closed 2014 Season          Ramp Open Year Round
  • PARKSVILLE
    McCormick Co.
    Open May 1, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
    Ramp Open Year Round
  • LAKE SPRINGS                                            
    Columbia Co.
    Centre Point & Pine Point
    Open May 1, 2014 - Sept 1, 2014
    Squirrel Nest, River Birch, & Mallard Point
    Closed 2014 Season
    Deer Run & Boat Ramp
    Open Year Round
 
  • WEST DAM
    Columbia Co.
    Open May 1, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014                 Loop #1 Open Year Round

 

 

ADDITIONAL BOAT LAUNCHING AREAS  

D - Courtesy Dock         L - Ramp Security Light

        Georgia                                                               South Carolina

  • Below Dam Georgia
  • Chamberlian Ferry
  • Double Branches
  • Leathersville
  • Keg Creek  (D,L)
  • Murray Creek
  • Morrahs  (D,L)
  • Calhoun Falls  (L)
  • Dordon Creek  (D,L)
  • Modoc Ramp  (D)
  • Mount Carmel  (D,L)
  • Mount Pleasant  (L)
AREA USE FEES

How to Purchase and Annual Pass

 

Recreation areas where $4 per vehicle Area Use Fee is charged (All vehicles entering these recreation areas must pay a $4 fee regardless of activity):

Georgia

  • Amity

  • Big Hart

  • Lake Springs

  • West Dam

South Carolina

  • Clarks Hill Park

  • Parksville

Recreation areas where $3 fee applies only to those launching a boat:

  • Morrahs

 

  • Dordon Creek

 

America the Beautiful Pass Program

Notice:  As of January 1, 2007, the Federal Government no longer issues Golden Age or Golden Access Passports.  These discount passes have been replaced by the "America the Beautiful Senior Pass" and the "America the Beautiful Access Pass".

You may be eligible for a discount on day use or camping fees!

                                                LEARN MORE              

        America the Beautiful...     

   Senior Pass                     Access Pass

                       

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