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  • Group picnic shelters reopen at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Today the US Army Corps of Engineers began accepting new shelter reservations at Thurmond Lake near Augusta, Georgia, and at Hartwell Lake near Hartwell, Georgia, and Anderson, South Carolina. Group shelters are larger, covered picnic areas often used by groups and extended families. The Corps began taking reservations at:
  • Corps of Engineers to reopen day use areas at Hartwell, Thurmond and Russell

    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.
  • Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office accepts Christmas trees for recycling

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will again accept natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling Dec. 26 through Jan. 26, 2020. All ornaments and tinsel must be removed before dropping the trees off.
  • Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1

    SAVANNAH, Ga. –The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declared the first drought level Tuesday in response to the pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipping below 326.0 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). Entering Trigger Level 1 activates the Corps’ drought management plan which conserves water in the reservoirs by reducing the outflows from the Thurmond Dam.
  • Recreation areas on Hartwell Lake to open for hunting

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open four of its larger
  • Hartwell Lake campgrounds and day-use areas to open May 1

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Beginning May 1, 10 campgrounds or day-use areas at Hartwell Dam and Lake will open for the recreation season, according to Army Corps of Engineers officials.
  • Corps’ Hartwell Lake Project accepts Christmas trees for recycling

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will accept natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling Dec. 26 through Jan. 25, 2019.
  • Hartwell Lake seeks used Christmas trees for fish attractors

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will accept natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling Dec. 26, 2017, through Jan. 25, 2018.
  • Hattons Ford boat ramp at Lake Hartwell to close temporarily for upgrades

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will temporarily close the Hatton’s Ford boat ramp in Anderson County, South Carolina, beginning September 11, 2017 to perform initial site work in advance of future improvements to the boat ramp approach and parking area. The ramp is expected to be closed for approximately one week to accomplish this initial phase of work, weather permitting.