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LAKE SPRINGS, GA

part ofJ. Strom Thurmond Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: LAKE SPRINGS
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lake Springs Recreation Area is one of the most popular parks on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The park is located on Georgia State Highway 221 within twenty minutes of Augusta, Georgia.

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 345' 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.

Hikers have access to many miles of trails in the immediate area. Within the Lake Springs Recreation Area is the 1.8-mile Lake Springs Loop. Outside the park stretches the 27-mile Bartram Trail, which meanders along the scenic shoreline and through Wildwood Park. Shorter sections can be hiked from several intersecting trailheads.

Facilities:

Lake Springs Recreation Area is a wooded day-use area with four group picnic shelters. Water and electrical hookups are provided at each shelter. Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, drinking water, a boat ramp, dock, fish cleaning station, playground and lookout tower.

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
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing Dock
  • Flush Toilets
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lookout Tower
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Please bring your confirmation letter to the park; it is required for check-in
  • Park hours are 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Shelter must be occupied by 2 p.m.
  • A separate entrance fee of $4 will be charged upon arrival at the park
  • The beach area and other park amenities are available for the reserving group as well as to the general public
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • No pets allowed
  • Nets, volleyballs and horseshoes are not provided

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.66593, -82.2293
33°39'57"N, 82°13'45"W

From Augusta, GA, travel 22 miles west on GA-104, then 4 miles north on US HWY 221.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LAKE SPRINGS
510 CLARKS HILL HIGHWAY
CLARKS HILL  GA  298219701

Phone Number:

Information:  (800)533-3478
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