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Attention: Broad River campground opened for the 2014 recreation season on April 2.
Reservations can be made by calling the campground directly or going online.
Broad River 706-359-2053
http://www.lcgagov.org/reservations.html.

BROAD RIVER, GA

Photo: BROAD RIVER
 

Overview

Broad River Campground is located on the south bank of its namesake river, where it joins the Savannah River on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. Both rivers and the 70,000 acre lake provide excellent boating, fishing and hiking opportunities.

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.

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:

This campground contains 31 double family sites with electrical and water hookups. Most sites are on the waterfront. Other amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, showers and a dump station.

A dock, fish cleaning station and boat ramp (the only one on Broad River) are on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

This quiet, rural area is very historic. The now-flooded town of Petersburg and the Nancy Hart Historical Site in Elbert County are nearby. The campground is 20 miles southeast of Elberton, Georgia, known as the Granite Capital of the World.

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
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pay Phone
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
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):
    33.97711, -82.62785
    33°58'38"N, 82°37'40"W

    From I-85, take Exit 58 (HWY 17) south for 30 miles to HWY 72. Follow HWY 72 (toward Calhoun Falls) 11 miles to HWY 79. Turn right and follow HWY 79 approximately 10 miles. Cross the Broad River and the campground will be on your left.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BROAD RIVER
    8181 ELBERTON HWY
    TIGNALL GA 30668

    Phone Number:

    Information: (706)359-2053
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