Why Clarks Hill? Clarks Hill Lake (J. Strom Thurmond Lake) is the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi River and one of the largest inland bodies of water in the South. The best part, it’s full of striper thanks to the Georgia and South Carolina Department of Natural Resource Departments, they’ve released over 750,000 stripers!
Here are a few fun facts about Clarks Hill Lake:
* 71,000 acres of water
* 1,200 miles of shoreline
* Created from Savannah River and Little River
* Authorized by Congress in what year: 1944
* Construction began: 1946
* Date opened: 1954
* Six million visitors per year
* 55 parks and recreation areas
* 17 campgrounds with campsites
* Six marinas with gas docks, pump-out stations, boat slips, restaurants, boat storage camping, lodging, picnic areas, trails, ships store
* Major lake attractions: Bobby Brown State Park, Elijah Clark State
* Park and Mistletoe State Park
Thinking about taking a trip to Clarks Hill this year or next spring? We highly recommend it.