Corps of Engineers to reopen day use areas at Hartwell, Thurmond and Russell

USACE, Savannah District
Published June 24, 2020

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Most day use areas and facilities operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers along the Savannah River reopened June 24, 2020. Beaches in open day use and campground areas also opened June 24, 2020. The reopened areas include:

Hartwell Lake:  Georgia River Day Use/Fishing Pier, Big Oaks, Singing Pines, Twin Lakes, Twelve Mile, Broyles, Friendship, River Forks, and Elrod Ferry; Poplar Springs and Weldon Island day use areas will remain closed for the 2020 recreation season.

Thurmond Lake:  Lake Springs, West Dam, Amity, Gill Point, Clarks Hill Park, Below Dam Georgia, and Parksville.

Russell Lake:  The fishing pier and overlook areas.

Visitors must bring their own soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels when using restrooms. Visitors must follow social distancing guidance established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state or local limits.

Playgrounds and life jacket loaner stations within open day use and campground areas remain closed.

Visitor centers and the Operations Project Manager’s Office at Hartwell Lake, Richard B. Russell Lake, and J. Strom Thurmond Lake remain closed to the public.

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Rashida Banks

Release no. 20-016