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!

All reservations and payments for Primitive Campgrounds at Bussey Point and LeRoy's Ferry must now be made through Recreation.gov.  The camping fee remains $10 per night.

 

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J. Strom Thurmond Dam

                 
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Thurmond News

J. Strom Thurmond Project Master Plan Update Finalized
7/22/2022
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, closed the public comment session at noon, Jan. 20, 2022, for the proposed new master plan for the operation of the J. Strom...
2022 Bussey Point Deer Hunts
7/18/2022
Augusta, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project, primitive deer hunt dates are set for the 2022 hunting season...
J. Strom Thurmond Project Releases Fishing Map Application for Public Use
3/11/2022
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project, recently launched a free fishing application for public use called “J. Strom Thurmond Fishing Map.” The web-based...
Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off at Thurmond Lake
12/13/2021
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife Section at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake Project will accept real Christmas trees for recycling as fish habitat, Dec. 20,...
Officials announce Master Plan update comment period for Thurmond Lake
12/7/2021
SAVANNAH, Ga. – As officials consider changes to the current guidance on operation of the project’s recreational,environmental, land and wildlife management, the public may read and comment on a...

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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