Tag: Thurmond Lake
  • 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.
  • Thurmond Lake, Bussey Point draw turkey hunts suspended indefinitely

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The J. Strom Thurmond Lake Project, Forest, Fish & Wildlife Section will suspend all turkey hunts at Bussey Point Corps Management Unit, located in Lincoln County, Georgia, for the foreseeable future.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume collection of day use recreation fees at Hartwell and Thurmond Lakes October 1

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will resume the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas beginning October 1. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Fees will initially be collected only at locations with automated fee collection machines installed. Additional automated fee machines will be phased in at all fee collection sites over the next several months.
  • Thurmond Lake officials schedule primitive weapons deer hunts

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife section will host primitive weapons deer hunts in Bussey Point Corps Management Unit (CMU), located in Lincoln County, Georgia with changes to accommodate pandemic precautions this season.
  • 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.
  • Thurmond Lake to close six fish cleaning stations

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake will close six of its eight fish cleaning stations due to budgetary constraints, as well as increased costs to operate and maintain the stations. The indefinite closures begin Jan. 15, 2020.
  • Thurmond Lake to recycle used Christmas trees

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at the J. Strom Thurmond Project will accept real Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 20 through Jan. 8, 2020. Artificial trees will not be accepted.
  • 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.