Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake


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Clemson, ASPCA partner for floodwater animal rescue training


Date: 5/8/2018 9:06:00 AM

Following classroom instructions on basic safety rules and boat operations, students took part in exercises on Thurmond Lake, where they performed simulated small animal retrievals from the water via boat. While human life and safety is always the top

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Claude Butler


Date: 4/29/2018 12:41:00 PM

They were happily married for sixty eight years. Claude worked at "Big Mac Tire" for many years. He enjoyed fishing in Santee and Clarks Hill Lake. Claude was a member of Greenwood Bass Masters and Rebel Bass Club. He loved music and everyone he met

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McCormick County to have fireworks, other festivals in 2018


Date: 4/20/2018 12:14:00 AM

The boat parade, sponsored by Thurmond Lake Sail & Power Squadron, will take place at 1 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dark. There also will be food and entertainment. There is a $10 cover charge for those who come to the yacht club. The fireworks show is

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Running together, Clarks Hill stripers, hybrids make for great spring action

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 4/15/2018 6:01:00 AM

Guide Brad Sasser said late March and April are excellent for catching both stripers and hybrids at Clarks Hill Lake, and that’s not necessarily a year-round pattern. “Both species are actively feeding and on the move looking for forage, particularly

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Spring into big stripers

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 4/3/2018 11:38:00 AM

Getting your string stretch by a trophy striper can happen year-round at Clarks Hill Lake, aka Lake Thurmond, but if you want to boost your odds for trophy fish, go now. Guide Tony Shepherd, 48, a retired U.S. Army paratrooper who has fished the lake

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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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