Parksville Day Use Area Remains Closed

USACE, Savannah District
Published March 31, 2023

Parksville, SC. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Project’s temporary closure continues at Parksville Day Use Area due to a public safety concern resulting from a large sink hole in the entrance road. Currently, there isn’t an estimated reopening date, but the process to repair it is being expedited. Guests are asked to please refrain from entering the park.

This sink hole has expanded since it occurred Feb. 9, 2023, and while portions of the road may appear to be safe at the surface level, intense undermining presents a high risk for additional road failure. To restore the integrity of the roadway, extensive repairs are necessary.

Quotes for repairs have been obtained, and the District is working to acquire a subcontractor to perform the repairs.

This closure doesn’t affect the Parksville Wayside Park. Also, there are nearby alternative locations for boat launching or day use activities during the closure. Please use Modoc Boat Ramp, Scotts Ferry Boat Ramp or Clarks Hill Recreation Area.

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

To learn more about the lake before you visit, please click here: Visit Thurmond Lake.



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Cheri Pritchard, Senior Public Affairs Specialist
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 23-004