J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake

510 Clarks Hill HWY

Clarks Hill, SC 29821


Phone: (864) 333-1100

City: Clarks Hill

Region: Midlands

J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake

Thurmond Lake, the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi River, was built between 1946 and 1954 as part of a comprehensive plan of development for the Savannah River Basin. Thurmond Lake is one of the 10 most visited Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation, serving about 5.5 million visitors annually. The lake offers camping, day use areas, boating, fishing, hunting, and trails. Baker Creek State Park and Hickory Knob State Park are located on the shores of the lake.

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