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Posted 8/20/2018

Release no. 18-033

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

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.

Six day-use picnic areas will close Sept. 4:

• Amity – Boat ramp remains open

• Big Hart – Boat ramp remains open

• Gill Point – Boat ramp remains open

• Lake Springs – Boat ramp remains open

• Parksville – Boat ramp remains open

• West Dam


Deer Run at Lake Springs and portions of West Dam remain open year-round.

Below Dam South Carolina and Clarks Hill Park also remain open year round.

Campgrounds closing Sept. 30 include:

• Modoc

• Big Hart

• Winfield

• Hawe Creek

• Ridge Road.


The remaining campgrounds, including portions of Petersburg and all of LeRoys Ferry and Bussey Point, remain open year-round.

For more information, contact the J. Strom Thurmond Project Office at 800-533-3478, or 864-333-1100.



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