Timber harvesting begins at Broyles Recreation Area at Lake Hartwell; phase one of expansion of popular rec area

Published Aug. 23, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Timber harvesting begins at the Broyles Recreation Area at Lake Hartwell in Anderson County, South Carolina, Aug. 24, to make room for expanding the popular site. The harvesting will occur Monday through Thursday with a schedule end on Sept. 15. The logging operation will skip Labor Day.

The timber removal marks the initial phase of work to construct additional parking to better accommodate public use at the recreation area, according to officials with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office. During the three week period the area will remain open, but users should be aware that logging trucks and equipment will use park roads. Visitors must exercise caution when entering and exiting the park and should expect some minor inconvenience.

Although the Broyles boat ramp will remain open, to avoid undue inconvenience lake officials urge boaters to use nearby ramps. These include Apple Island, Double Springs, Eighteen Mile, and Green Pond access areas, all located in Anderson County.

For a complete list of available ramps, contact the Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office toll free at 888-893-0678, or visit them online at http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/hartwell/hartrampstat.htm

Billy Birdwell
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 17-029