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

Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1
8/31/2022
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declared the first drought level Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in response to the pool elevation at J...
Seasonal Closures at J. Strom Thurmond Lake Recreation Area
8/31/2022
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Certain recreation sites operated by the US Army Corp of Engineers at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake will close or partially close for the season between Sept. 6 and Oct. 2...
Thurmond Lake officials seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day 2022
8/15/2022
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, seeks individual and group volunteers for the annual J. Strom Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept...
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...

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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