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AMITY RECREATION AREA, GA

part ofJ. Strom Thurmond Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: AMITY RECREATION AREA
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Amity Recreation Area is one of the most popular parks on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The large, 70,000-acre lake and its 1,000 miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

Natural Features:

Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this wooded area. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors might spot bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, osprey, wild turkeys and white-tailed deer.

Recreation:

Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting and water sports in the southeastern United States.

Anglers will find largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Amity Recreation Area provides a boat ramp and swimming area.

Facilities:

This facility is a wooded day-use area on the lake shore. There are three reservable group picnic shelters that can each accommodate up to 92 guests. A boat ramp, fishing pier, swimming area, ball field and playground provide additional recreation opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

Augusta, Georgia, about 20 miles away, offers museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants and shopping areas. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Baseball Fields
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • No pets allowed
  • Guests must have their confirmation letter in-hand when checking into the recreation area
  • Park hours are 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Shelter must be occupied before 2 p.m. or the reservation will be considered cancelled and a $20 service fee will be charged
  • A $10 service fee will apply if reservations are changed or cancelled
  • A separate day use fee of $4 per vehicle is charged
  • Reservations are for exclusive use of the shelter for the entire day
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.64611, -82.47194
33°38'46"N, 82°28'19"W

From Thomson, Georgia, take U.S. Highway 78 west for 6 miles. Turn right on State Route 43 and continue for about 7.5 miles. The park is on the right (look for signs). The park is located on the McDuffie/Lincoln County line.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

AMITY RECREATION AREA
510 CLARKS HILL HIGHWAY
CLARKS HILL  GA  298219701

Phone Number:

Information:  (800)533-3478
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