US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District Website

  • May

    Corps of Engineers test confirms strength of dissolved oxygen injection system in Savannah harbor

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The results of tests of the dissolved oxygen (DO) injection system for the Savannah harbor concludes the multi-million-dollar apparatus successfully mitigates for the reduction in DO in the Savannah River due to the current deepening project.
  • April

    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.
  • March

    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.
  • Corps of Engineers announces resumption of recreation fee collection at Hartwell Lake

    The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today it will resume day-use and boat launching fee collection at Hartwell Lake beginning March 12 and will no longer accept cash at these areas.
  • Army Corps of Engineers releases photos of artifacts found in the Savannah River

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Today the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, posted five photos of artifacts removed from the Savannah River during the week of Feb. 22. The photos show items inadvertently discovered during normal dredging operations. The photos two of the three cannon dating to pre-Civil War times. An anchor and other material were also recovered near the cannon.
  • February

    Corps of Engineers discovers unexpected artifacts while dredging Savannah harbor

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – During normal operations and maintenance dredging in preparation for continued deepening of the Savannah River, dredgers under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discovered several historical artifacts that do not appear to be related to the CSS Georgia.
  • 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.
  • January

    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.
  • December

    Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office accepts Christmas trees for recycling

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will accept natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling Dec. 26, 2020 through Jan. 26, 2021.
  • Corps’ Thurmond Lake Office accepts Christmas trees for recycling

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Forest, Fish, and Wildlife Section at the J. Strom Thurmond Project will accept real Christmas trees for recycling as fish habitat, December 21, 2020, through January 17, 2021.
  • Army Corps of Engineers conducts 5-year review of former Donaldson AFB

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting the first Five-Year Review for the Donaldson Air Force Base (DAFB) Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS), located in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Hartwell Lake officials remind lake neighbors of upcoming electrical inspection requirement

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – With the new year quickly approaching, officials from the Hartwell Dam and Lake Project remind adjacent property owners who have a Shoreline Use Permit authorizing electrical service on public land/water of the upcoming Feb. 1, 2021 deadline.
  • Work to begin at former Camp Croft to find and remove WW II munitions

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will begin conducting field work associated with the remedial action for Project 07 at the Camp Croft Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) on Dec. 14, 2020. Project 07 consists of approximately 1,277 acres within Croft State Park in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • November

    Boundary line maintenance at J. Strom Thurmond Project begins

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Workers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District at J. Strom Thurmond Project have begun work to inspect and re-paint approximately 50 miles of the existing boundary line. R&D Maintenance Services, a contractor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, uses bright orange paint to make boundary line “witness trees” more visible and easier to identify, as well as trimming heavy brush to clear the boundary line between witness trees. This routine boundary maintenance does not move present property lines. The work makes existing property lines more visible.
  • Hartwell Lake officials release new shoreline management plan

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials from the Hartwell Dam and Lake Project recently released the latest Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for the reservoir.
  • September

    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.
  • Volunteers sought for National Public Lands Day cleanup on Russell Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Its clean up time on Russell Lake! Richard B. Russell Lake is celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday September 26, by holding a lake wide clean-up event.