US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District

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!


 

J. Strom Thurmond Dam

                 
                  Hydropower                           Shoreline Management                            Recreation

Thurmond News

Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1
10/2/2019
SAVANNAH, Ga. –The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declared the first drought level Tuesday in response to the pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond...
Thurmond Lake officials seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day 2019
7/25/2019
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks individual and group volunteers for the annual Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, 2019.Volunteers will work...
Roadwork to temporarily close Petersburg Campground at Thurmond Lake
3/1/2019
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Petersburg Campground and Petersburg Bartram Trailhead at Thurmond Lake has temporarily closed to allow for road improvements. The campground is in Columbia County/Appling,...
Corps announces spring turkey hunts for Bussey Point on Thurmond Lake
2/22/2019
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host three draw-turkey hunts in the Bussey Point Management Area in spring 2019. The management area will be opened to all hunters on Friday,...
Thurmond Lake officials announce seasonal closing of certain recreation sites
8/20/2018
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Certain recreation sites at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake will close or partially close for the season between Sept. 4 and Sept. 30....

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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