Thurmond Lake to Close Ridge Road Boat Ramp to Day Users

USACE, Savannah District
Published March 19, 2021

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Lake is changing access to its Ridge Road Boat Ramp to Ridge Road campers only. This change will begin March 26, when the Ridge Road Campground opens this year.

Ridge Road Boat Ramp was established as part of the Ridge Road Campground and intended to be part of the campground experience.  However, as a public courtesy, the boat ramp was also open to the general public, for a $5 day use fee. This policy caused issues, including a lack of available parking for campers.

The next closest Corps operated public boat ramp is Keg Creek Boat Ramp which is located 6.2 miles away.  The address is 6410 Keg Creek Drive, Appling, GA 30802.

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


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Rashida Banks, Public Affairs Specialist
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 21-006