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BIG HART CAMPGROUND, GA

part ofJ. Strom Thurmond Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: BIG HART CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Sat Sep 27 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Big Hart Campground is located at the confluence of Big Creek and Hart Creek on the western end of beautiful J. Strom Thurmond Lake, the largest Corps of Engineers lake project east of the Mississippi River.

The 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 heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Elevation is 235' above sea level.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

Recreation:

Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.

Facilities:

Big Hart Campground is situated in a wooded area on the waterfront. One group campsite and 31 family campsites are available, all with 50-amp electrical hookups. Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, playground, beach, boat ramp and dock.

To reserve the group day-use shelter at Big Hart Recreation Area, click here.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting, and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house 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
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
  • Visitor hours end at 9:30 p.m.
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Scooters, ATVs, and golf carts are prohibited; persons with disabilities may make special arrangements by providing appropriate documentation at the gate house
  • Check out time is 2 p.m.
  • For current lake conditions, contact 1-800-533-3478 ext. 1147
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    33.61458, -82.50875
    33°36'52"N, 82°30'32"W

    From I-20, take Exit 172 (Thomson/HWY 78) and continue north 8 miles on HWY 78 to Russell Landing Road. Turn right and travel east 4 miles to campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BIG HART CAMPGROUND
    5258 WASHINGTON ROAD
    THOMSON GA 30824

    Phone Number:

    Information: (706) 595-8613
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