Corps of Engineers Announces Seasonal Closings

SAVANNAH, Ga. – With the 2012 summer recreation season coming to an end, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces its seasonal closing schedule for day use areas and campgrounds at J. Strom Thurmond Lake.

The following day-use areas will close for the season on Sept. 4: Amity Day-Use Area; Big Hart Day-Use Area; Gill Point Day-Use Area and Parksville Day-Use Area. However, boat ramps located at these recreation areas will remain open throughout the winter for public use.

Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area and Clarks Hill Day-Use Area will remain open year-round, along with portio ns of Lake Springs Day-Use Area and West Dam Day-Use Area.

The following campgrounds will close for the season on Sept. 3: Broad River Campground, Clay Hill Campground, and Mt. Carmel Campground.

The following campgrounds will close for the season on Sept. 30:  Big Hart Campground, Hawe Creek Campground, Hesters Ferry Campground, Modoc Campground, Raysville Campground, Ridge Road Campground, and Winfield Campground.

Bussey Point Campground, LeRoy’s Ferry Campground, and portions of Petersburg Campground will continue to remain open year-round.

The Corps of Engineers will announce seasonal openings of these day-use areas and campgrounds as the next recreation season approaches.

For additional information, please contact the J. Strom Thurmond Project Office at 1-800-533-3478 or 1-864-333-1100.