Thurmond Lake officials announce rolling ramp closures for repairs

Published April 21, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake announced a rolling closure of boat ramps at the reservoir in order to restripe and repave the ramps before the main recreation season opens. In all cases the ramps will be open on weekends.

“We set this on a rolling timetable to ensure boaters have access to a ramp nearby when one is closed,” Kevin Madsen, the chief ranger at Thurmond Lake said. “We want to keep any inconvenience to the public to a minimum but we also want to finish this needed maintenance before the big summer season.”

The following schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or other delays. Boaters should check with the Thurmond recreation office at 800-533-3478 for updates. The Savannah District will also post updates to the district’s social media sites: and

The schedule:


Scheduled closing date

Expected re-opening date

Scotts Ferry

Monday, April 24

Tuesday, April 25


Tuesday, April 25

Wednesday, April 26


Wednesday, April 26

Thursday, April 27

Mt. Carmel

Thursday, April 27

Saturday, April 29

Mt. Pleasant

Monday, May 1

Tuesday, May 2

Calhoun Falls

Tuesday, May 2

Wednesday, May 3

Gill Point

Wednesday, May 3

Friday, May 5


Monday, May 8

Thursday, May 11

Winfield Campground

Thursday, May 11

Friday, May 12

Keg Creek

Monday, May 15

Wednesday, May 17

Petersburg Campground

Wednesday, May 17

Friday, May 19

Lake Springs

Monday, May 22

Friday, May 26

Dordon Creek

To be announced



Madsen reminds all boaters, anglers and swimmers to wear a life jacket when in, on or near the water. “Life jackets worn, nobody mourns’ is our big water safety theme,” he said.

Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist
912-677-6039 (cell)

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