• Recreation Facility and Special Event Permit Fee Increases at Thurmond and Hartwell Lakes

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces fee increases for camping and shelter reservations as well as special event permits at the J. Strom Thurmond and Hartwell Lake Projects effective Jan. 1, 2023. Fee updates are a result of the Fiscal Year 2022 User Fee Comparability Study. The study was completed at both projects, performing a comparison of facilities, amenities, and fee structures with local, state, county, and private campgrounds and parks. Existing campground, shelter reservations and special event applications will be honored at the rate when originally submitted.
  • Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office accepts Christmas trees for recycling

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office is accepting natural, not artificial, Christmas trees for recycling beginning Dec. 26, 2022.  
  • Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off at Thurmond Lake

    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, December 19, 2022, through January 15, 2023.
  • Tybee ship wave study completed

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – After four months of data collection, the Engineer Research and Development Center completed the study for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, gathering enough facts to provide Tybee Island, Ga., beachgoers with six options to avoid harm from waves the large container ships produce when traveling to and from the port.
  • Project earns Savannah District Military Construction Team Top-Level Award

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Military Construction team took home the Gold for the American Concrete Pavement Association’s Military Airports award category during a ceremony in Nashville, Tn., Dec. 1, 2022, for the Pope Army Airfield runway reconstruction project that was completed within 120 days at Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Closure Dates Extended at J. Strom Thurmond West Dam Day Use Area

    APPLING, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Project is extending the closure dates at West Dam Day Use Area for repaving through Jan. 1, 2023.
  • Boundary Line Maintenance at J. Strom Thurmond Project

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has contracted R&D Maintenance Services to inspect and re-paint bands around each boundary tree, beginning later this week, for approximately 50 miles of the existing boundary line at J. Strom Thurmond Project.
  • U.S. Army Corps Hosts Youth Waterfowl Hunts at Richard B. Russell Lake

    CALHOUN FALLS, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is organizing youth waterfowl hunts at the Richard B. Russell Project to take place during the months of December and January for youth participants ages 9-16.
  • J. Strom Thurmond West Dam Day Use Area Temporarily Closed

    APPLING, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Project is temporarily closing West Dam Day Use Area for repaving Nov. 7-28, 2022.
  • National Public Lands Day: Cleanup Volunteers needed at Savannah River Lakes

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is set to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, and need volunteers to help cleanup.