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Amity Recreation Area

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

J. Strom Thurmond Lake

Overview

Amity Recreation Area is one of the most popular parks on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The large, 70,000-acre lake and its 1,000 miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

Recreation

Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers will find largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Amity Recreation Area provides a boat ramp and swimming area.

Facilities

This facility is a wooded day-use area on the lake shore. There are three reservable group picnic shelters that can each accommodate up to 92 guests. A boat ramp, fishing pier, swimming area, ball field and playground provide additional recreation opportunities.

Natural Features

Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this wooded area. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors might spot bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, osprey, wild turkeys and white-tailed deer.

Nearby Attractions

Augusta, Georgia, about 20 miles away, offers museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants and shopping areas. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

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Location

Amity Recreation Area is located in Georgia

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Thomson, Georgia, take U.S. Highway 78 west for 6 miles. Turn right on State Route 43 and continue for about 7.5 miles. The park is on the right (look for signs). The park is located on the McDuffie/Lincoln County line.

Address

5870 THOMSON HWY
Lincolnton, GA 30817

Coordinates

33.6461111 N
82.4719444 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
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  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups

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J
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2019

Clean

Very clean & several beaches to swim at

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Amity Recreation Area have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Amity Recreation Area has water hookups.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Amity Recreation Area?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Amity Recreation Area. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Amity Recreation Area, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

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