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J. Strom Thurmond Lake

Baker Creek State Park- The park is located on the shore of Strom Thurmond Lake (formerly Clarks Hill Lake). Situated in a heavily wooded area with rolling terrain, this 1,305-acre park is popular with campers, fishermen and day visitors.
Hamilton Branch State Park- The park's spacious lakefront campsites provide a restful retreat where visitors can enjoy a natural environment and easy access to their favorite water sports.
Hickory Knob State Resort Park- The only resort park in the state park system, Hickory Knob offers a variety of recreational opportunities including tennis, archery and fishing. A beautiful 18-hole championship golf course lies along the shore of Thurmond Lake.

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Description - Thurmond Lake, the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi River, was built between 1946 and 1954 as part of a comprehensive plan of development for the Savannah River Basin. Thurmond Lake is one of the 10 most visited Corps lakes in the nation, serving about seven million visitors annually. Many recreation facilities around the lake are actually state parks.

Recreation - Among the many activities enjoyed on and around the lake are, fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking.

Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - The J Strom Thurmond Lake boarders the South Carolina and Georgia state line. It is north of Augusta, GA and south west of Columbia, SC.

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J. Strom Thurmond Lake, RT. 1 Box 12 , CLARKS HILL, SC, 29821-9701, Phone: 864-333-1100

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Lowcountry Region - The Lowcountry Region of South Carolina includes the Atlantic coast and the coastal plain. It covers the area south and east from Sumter.
South Carolina Lakes & Reservoirs - South Carolina's lakes and reservoirs are scattered throughout the state. The lakes and reservoirs in South Carolina range from huge reservoirs to small lakes.


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