J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake

510 Clarks Hill HWY
Clarks Hill, SC 29821


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 og Engineers lakes in the nation, serving about 6.5 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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510 Clarks Hill HWY
Clarks Hill, SC 29821

Phone: 864-333-1100
Fax: 864-333-1150
Toll Free: 800-533-3478


  • Days and Hours of Operation : Office hours: Daily, 8am - 4:30pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : New Year's, Thanksgiving, Christmas