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

Morrahs Boat Ramp temporarily closed
5/14/2024
Clarks Hill, SC. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Lake announces a temporary closure of Morrahs Boat Ramp. The temporary closure dates are below:...
Some Annual Passes Unavailable at Hartwell, Russell, Thurmond Lakes
1/16/2024
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces some annual passes are temporarily not available at Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes Project...
Don’t Throw Away Christmas Trees; Recycle Them at Hartwell, Thurmond Lakes
12/11/2023
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife Section will accept real Christmas Trees for recycling as fish habitat at J. Strom Thurmond Lake from...
Volunteer Opportunity at Army Corps’ Thurmond Lake - Cleanup for National Public Lands Day
8/25/2023
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Dam Project Office seeks individual and group volunteers for the annual lake cleanup campaign as part of...
Thurmond Lake 2023 primitive deer hunt dates set - first come, first
7/28/2023
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Project, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife section are now accepting registration for primitive weapons deer hunts in...

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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