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  • Corps of Engineers releases hunting map app

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at the three Army Corps of Engineers reservoir projects on the Savannah River have introduced a new mobile application to aid hunters. The free app will cover the Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake areas.
  • Recreation areas on Hartwell Lake to open for seasonal hunting

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open 10 recreation areas for hunting during the regular state-designated seasons. Three of its larger Georgia recreation areas will open for archery and small game hunting during the regular 2021-2022 Georgia hunting season. These areas include:
  • Officials set Sept. 25 as National Public Lands Day for Russell Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Cleanup time returns to Russell Lake! Officials at Richard B. Russell Lake will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 25, by holding a lake-wide cleanup event from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Army Corps releases public comments to Brunswick harbor study

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, recently released the Brunswick Harbor Modification Study Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for a 30-day public comment period, which ended July 21, 2021. The report was updated to provide clarity regarding Corps’ proposed action for continued operation and maintenance of the entire Brunswick Harbor federal navigation channel.
  • Officials set 2021 dates for popular primitive hunting at Bussey Point

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife section will hold primitive weapons deer hunts in Bussey Point Corps Management Unit (CMU), located in Lincoln County, Georgia, in October, November and December.
  • Officials announce master plan update comment period for Hartwell Lake

    The public may read and comment on a proposed master plan update for the Hartwell Lake project as officials consider changes to the current guidance on operation of the project’s recreational, environmental, land and wildlife management. The public comment period closes at 12 noon, May 28.
  • J. Strom Thurmond Lake Announces 2021 Campground Openings

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Lake has announced the 2021 operations schedule for campgrounds.
  • J. Strom Thurmond Resumes Recreation Fee Collection

    The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today it will resume day-use and boat launching fee collection at Thurmond Lake beginning April 2nd and will no longer accept cash at these areas.
  • Corps' Mt. Carmel Campground to Re-Open under New Name and Operation

    Savannah, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District at J. Strom Thurmond Project announces that Mt. Carmel Campground in McCormick County, SC has been leased to KWGM, LLC and will re-open to the public as Hester’s Bottoms Campground.
  • Thurmond Lake to Close Ridge Road Boat Ramp to Day Users

    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.