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Best Tent Sites Near J. Strom Thurmond Lake, GA (15)

    Camper-submitted photo from Leroys Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Leroys Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Leroys Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Leroys Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Leroys Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Leroys Ferry

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    Leroys Ferry

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    49 Saves
    Lincolnton, Georgia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Clarks Hill
    Camper-submitted photo from Clarks Hill
    Camper-submitted photo from Clarks Hill

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    Clarks Hill

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    4 Saves
    Clarks Hill, South Carolina

    Overview

    Clarks Hill is a popular park on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, just off Georgia State Highway 221 near the dam. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking opportunities.

    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, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Hikers have access to many miles of trails in the area. The 1.8-mile Lake Springs Loop and the 27-mile Bartram Trail, which meanders along the scenic shoreline and through Wildwood Park, are nearby. Shorter sections can be hiked from several intersecting trailheads.

    Facilities

    Clarks Hill is a wooded day-use area with several picnic shelters, some with electrical hookups. The shelters can accommodate groups as small as 6 and as large as 48. Amenities include flush and vault toilets, drinking water, a beach, boat ramp and dock.

    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. Elevation is 345' above sea level. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Amity Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Amity Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Amity Recreation Area

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    Amity Recreation Area

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    1 Save
    Lincolnton, Georgia

    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.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Raysville Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Raysville Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Raysville Marina

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    Raysville Marina

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    5 Saves
    J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Georgia

    This recreation area is part of J. Strom Thurmond Lake

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      Soap Creek Marina

      1 Review
      1 Save
      Lincolnton, Georgia

      This recreation area is part of J. Strom Thurmond Lake

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        Back to Nature Garden Center

        1 Review
        6 Saves
        Augusta, Georgia

        Enjoy a stroll in nature along one of our relaxing forest trails and if you want to try your hand at primitive camping let us know since we have several tent camping sites available.

        We are booking reservations for our pioneer camping. Sites are $15 per campsite per night. Please note sites do not have access to fresh water or bathrooms. There is limited access to electricity in the common area but roughing it is meant to be part of the experience. Of course if you do need supplies, you are in the middle of Augusta, GA with a Family Dollar conveniently located next door. Once you step foot in the forest though you will feel as though you are miles away from it all! Our forest trails are free to the public and a great way to get out in nature!

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Phone Service
        • Reservable
        • ADA Access
        • Tents

        $15 / night

        Camper-submitted photo from Fell Hunt Camp
        Camper-submitted photo from Fell Hunt Camp
        Camper-submitted photo from Fell Hunt Camp

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        Fell Hunt Camp

        1 Review
        3 Photos
        3 Saves
        Abbeville, South Carolina

        The surrounding forest environment sustains abundant wildlife, resulting in some of the most desirable upstate hunting areas. The camp also serves as the trailhead for the 26.7 mile Long Cane Horse Trail. Click here for a printable guide and vicinity map.

        • Pets
        • Tents
        • Trash
        • Drinking Water
        • Toilets

        $5 - $150 / night

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          Camper-submitted photo from Parksville
          Camper-submitted photo from Parksville
          Camper-submitted photo from Parksville

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          Parksville

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          Parksville, South Carolina

          Overview

          Parksville Recreation Area is a rural park in McCormick County, South Carolina on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. It is located along South Carolina State Highway 28/221 and features 70,000 surface-acres of water and 1,000+ miles of shoreline for 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 fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.

          Facilities

          Parksville Recreation Area is a wooded day-use area with two group picnic shelters. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, a boat ramp, dock, playground and a grassy field. Shelter 1 (Beach Shelter) has electrical hookups and can accommodate up to 90 people; Shelter 2 (Hillside Shelter) can accommodate up to 36 people but has no electrical hookups.

          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. Elevation is 335' above sea level. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, osprey, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

          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.

          • Electric Hookups
          • Tents
          • Group

          $125 / night

          Camper-submitted photo from Below Dam South Carolina
          Camper-submitted photo from Below Dam South Carolina
          Camper-submitted photo from Below Dam South Carolina

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          Below Dam South Carolina

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          Clarks Hill, South Carolina

          Overview

          Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area is a popular park just below J. Strom Thurmond Lake Dam along the Savannah River. The park is located on Power Plant Road just off South Carolina State Highway 221 near the Visitor Center. The Savannah River offers excellent fishing and boating opportunities.

          Recreation

          The 70,000 acre 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, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.

          Facilities

          Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area is a wooded day-use area with several group picnic shelters. One shelter has electrical hookups. Other amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, a boat ramp, fishing pier, hiking trail and playground. There is no swimming at this park.

          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. Elevation is 235' above sea level. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, osprey, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

          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.

          • Pets
          • Electric Hookups
          • Tents
          • Group

          $75 / night

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