Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake


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South Carolina’s Lyko Grabs Co-angler Title


Date: 6/21/2018 6:34:00 PM

Boater Joey Spradley of Gloverville, South Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake. Spradley earned $3,377

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Stripers, hybrids up early in June

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 6/18/2018 8:57:00 AM

Fishing for striped bass and hybrids in June on Clarks Hill Lake is usually an early morning thing, a quick bite and over, according to guide Billy Murphy. One morning last June, Murphy and his twin sons took two boats with guide parties out fishing the

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Pilot unharmed after crash landing plane on lake


Date: 6/15/2018 3:43:00 PM

Shortly after take-off, the pilot says the plane seized up on him. He was forced to crash land on Clarks Hill Lake near the Big Hart Campground. We are told the pilot, an army soldier, was calm and collected when he learned his plane was going down

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Volunteers needed for Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign


Date: 6/12/2018 10:37:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for volunteers for the annual Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign, starting Aug. 27 and ending on National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. Volunteers are needed to pick up litter and debris along public lands and waters

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Having fun and staying alive at the lake


Date: 6/7/2018 2:29:00 PM

And I can't think of a better expert to help us do that than Ranger Kevin Madsen. He is a park ranger on Strom Thurmond Lake. Clarks Hill technically, it's the J. Strom Thurmond Lock and Dam at Clarks Hill, that should make everybody on both sides of the

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• River: Savannah River
• Length: 1,200 Miles
• Surface Area: 71,100 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 141 feet
• Length: 39 Miles
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, (also known as Clarks Hill Lake), is one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation and is the Largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake east of the Mississippi River.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Broad, and Little Rivers. The lake is created by the Thurmond Dam, located on the Savannah River 22 miles above Augusta, Ga., and 239.5 miles above the mouth of the Savannah River. The lake extends 39.4 miles up the Savannah River, 29 miles up the Little River, and 6.5 miles up the Broad River in Georgia, and 17 miles up the Little River in South Carolina.

At full pool elevation, the lake encompasses 1,200 miles of shoreline, 70,000+ acres of water and 80,000 acres of land. The Thurmond Project was designed for flood control, hydropower, fish and wildlife, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation and recreation.

The Corps operates 10 Class A campgrounds on this lake, five major day use areas and many other recreational facilities. Thurmond Lake provides excellent striper and largemouth bass fishing and its large wildlife management program provides excellent hunting and wildlife observation opportunities.

"J. Strom Thurmond" or "Clarks Hill" Lake?

Originally, this dam was called "Clarks Hill Dam". The "s" on the end of "Clarks" was omitted due to a clerical error tin the original Congressional Authorization, and the project became "Clark Hill Dam. Later, Senator J. Strom Thurmond requested Clark Hill Dam be renamed "Clarks Hill Dam." In 1988, Clarks Hill Dam was congressionally renamed "J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake at Clarks Hill."

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