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PARKSVILLE, SC

part ofJ. Strom Thurmond Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: PARKSVILLE
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Parksville Recreation Area is a rural park in McCormick County, South Carolina on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. It is located along South Carolina State Highway 28/221 and features 70,000 surface-acres of water and 1,000+ miles of shoreline for 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 335' above sea level.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, osprey, 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:

Parksville Recreation Area is a wooded day-use area with two group picnic shelters. Site 1 has electrical hookups and can accommodate up to 90 people; Site 2 can accommodate up to 36 people but has no hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, a boat ramp, dock, playground and ball field.

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
  • Flush Toilets
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Swimming
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
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • No pets allowed
  • Nets, volleyballs and horseshoes are not provided

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.79389, -82.245
33°47'38"N, 82°14'42"W

Located off SC-28 in Parksville, SC.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PARKSVILLE
510 CLARKS HILL HIGHWAY
CLARKS HILL  SC  298219701

Phone Number:

Information:  (800)533-3478
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