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RIDGE ROAD, GA

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

Overview

Ridge Road Campground is located on a scenic peninsula on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, and is one of the area's first campgrounds.

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.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl and wild turkeys. The Ridge Road area is home to many families of 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, waterskiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.

Many miles of hiking trails are available a few miles from the campground. Hikers enjoy the 1.8-mile Lake Springs Loop and 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:

This wooded, waterfront campground has beautiful views of the lake. It contains 63 sites with water and 50-amp electrical service. Six sites are for primitive tent camping.

Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station.

A playground, boat ramp, dock, and fish cleaning station are located on-site.

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
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Sites are limited to four vehicles total
  • 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 at the campground gatehouse with the Park Attendant on duty.
  • Check out time is 2 p.m.
  • Ridge Road Campground, 5886 Ridge Road, Appling, GA 30802; Gatehouse 706-541-0282
  • For current lake conditions, call 1-800-533-3478 ext. 1147
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    33.68, -82.25861
    33°40'48"N, 82°15'31"W

    From I-20 take Exit 183 (Appling). Go north on HWY 221 approximately 6 miles. At 4-way stop, go left (GA HWY 47) and drive approximately 5 miles. Campground road is on right. Follow signs.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    RIDGE ROAD
    5886 RIDGE ROAD
    APPLING GA 30802

    Phone Number:

    Information: (706)541-0282
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