Fall is prime time for camping in Ga., S.C.

**Updated Oct. 13 to reflect user comments (Thanks, Georgette Thompson!)**

As recreation season winds down, fall is here, er … mostly, so it’s a perfect time to make plans and get the family together to enjoy the cooler weather.

Though most of the campgrounds around our reservoirs have closed for the season, here are a few ideas for enjoying the fall and winter.

Camping
Hartwell: Crescent Group and Springfield campgrounds will close Nov. 1.

Watsadler and Twin Lakes campgrounds will undergo a partial closure beginning Dec. 1, however, many sites / loops will be open year-round.

Thurmond: Leroys Ferry, Bussey Point and Petersburg (sites 1-27) campgrounds will be open year-round. In addition, Broad River and Hester’s Ferry (managed by Lincoln County) are also open year-round.

At Richard B. Russell, camping is managed by Calhoun Falls and Richard B. Russell state parks. Check their websites for more information.

Hunting
If hunting is your game, Thurmond Lake will host its annual archery and muzzleloader events this weekend and again Nov. 10-11 (details here).

Check out the links below and contact the respective offices for more information.
Hartwell hunting
Thurmond hunting
Russell hunting

~ Jeremy S. Buddemeier, Corporate Communications Office

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District oversees a multi-million dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. We also manage water resources across the Coastal Georgia region, including maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; operation of three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along the upper Savannah River; and administration of an extensive stream and wetland permitting and mitigation program within the state of Georgia. Follow us on Twitter @SavannahCorps and on Facebook.com/SavannahCorps
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  • Georgette

    Broad River Campground is open year round also!

    • Ma’am,
      You are correct! In addition, Hester’s Ferry is also year-round. (Broad River, Hester’s Ferry and Clay Hill are managed by Lincoln County; Clay Hill is closed for the season. I’ll update the original article to reflect these changes. Thanks for the assist! ~Jeremy Buddemeier

  • Elisabeth White Putnam

    Just don’t plan to put the boat in, its too dangerous, the Corps. are releasing all the water in the Lake!!!!

    • Tom Deus

      Well that will make it easier to catch fish

    • Ms. Putnam,
      Thanks, as always, for your comments. As you know, we’re charged with managing the entire basin, not just the individual reservoirs. Ensuring everyone has access to those resources is not an easy job, and by definition, not everyone is going to be happy with the results every time, but that doesn’t stop us from continually trying to improve. ~ Jeremy Buddemeier