Some Thurmond Lake recreation areas closed due to high water levels

Due to recent heavy rainfall and a subsequent rise in lake elevation, several recreation areas at J. Strom Thurmond Lake are temporarily closed due to high water levels. Volunteers and Corps park rangers are actively assessing and flagging off recreation areas surrounding the lake that are impacted by high water levels.

Most courtesy docks are inaccessible due to high water. Users should be cautious and check each dock before use. Closed docks include: Keg Creek, Amity, Parksville, Clarks Hill Park, Petersburg, Scotts Ferry, Big Hart, Amity, Ridge Road, Dordon Creek, Modoc Ramp, and Morrahs Ramp.

A view of the Ridge Road boat ramp at J. Strom Thurmond Lake in Columbia, Ga., Dec. 30, 2013. The lake was 2.6 feet above full summer pool due to heavy, above-average rainfall throughout the month of December. USACE photo.

A view of the Ridge Road boat ramp at J. Strom Thurmond Lake in Columbia, Ga., Dec. 30, 2013. The lake was 2.6 feet above full summer pool due to heavy, above-average rainfall throughout the month of December. USACE photo.

Fishing piers at Amity and Lake Springs are closed due to high water levels.

There are retaining walls that are submerged by high water at the West Dam, Scotts Ferry and Parksville recreation areas. These areas are being flagged when found. Users should use caution around the shoreline.

Boat ramps at Leroys Ferry, Bussey Point, Big Hart, Ridge Road, Dordon Creek, Leroys Ferry, Parksville, and Clarks Hill Park are closed due to high water levels.

For more information, please call the Thurmond Project Office at 1-800-533-3478.

 

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