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  • Corps of Engineers announces reduced park operations at Hartwell Lake in 2021

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today it will reduce park operations at Hartwell Lake beginning with the 2021 recreation season due to reduced federal funding for recreation. The Corps intends to lease five Corps-operated recreation areas to local municipalities to reduce the overall operation and maintenance footprint in an effort to maintain a sustainable level of recreation facilities within funding restraints. Reductions in service levels and increased volunteer efforts initiated and implemented throughout the past decade will also continue.
  • Hartwell Lake to open recreation areas for seasonal hunting

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today areas open to hunting at Hartwell Lake for the 2020-2021 Georgia and South Carolina seasons. Four areas in Georgia and nine areas in South Carolina will be open for hunting under hunting laws and regulations established by each state.
  • Thurmond Lake to resume full camping services in 2020; McDuffie County to lease and operate Big Hart campground

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – McDuffie County, Georgia, has agreed to lease the Big Hart Campground on Thurmond Lake from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and operate it as a county park, the Corps announced this week. In addition, the Corps will reopen all other camping and day-use areas on its normal seasonal schedule in 2020.
  • Corps to host youth dove hunts at Russell Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct two youth dove hunts at the Richard B. Russell Project Office on Sept. 9 and 16, 2017. The hunts will begin at 2 p.m. and end at sunset.
  • Corps to host 25th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby May 11

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – This year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will celebrate 25 years of providing fishing opportunities to children with the annual Kid's Fishing Derby at Richard B. Russell Lake May 11.