Parksville Day Use Area – Sink Hole Repairs Underway

USACE, Savannah District
Published July 19, 2023

PARKSVILLE, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is pleased to announce the J. Strom Thurmond Project's subcontractor has begun repairs to the damaged road at Parksville Day Use Area. The damage was caused by a sink hole in February.

At this time, it is estimated the repairs will take 60 days to complete, but timelines are dependent on weather, the supply chain, and other factors. In addition to completing this repair in a timely manner, safety is our primary goal

Due to the safety risk associated with ongoing construction and the sink hole, the park will remain closed to all visitors until the project has been completed and the roadway is deemed safe to drive on.

In the interim, we ask everyone to stay out of the park and use any of the several nearby boat ramps or Clarks Hill Park Recreation Area for beaches, picnic areas and shelters.

For more information about the lake and other day use parks, contact Henry Way, Chief Ranger, 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. 23-014