BIG HART (DAY-USE SHELTER), GA

Big Hart Day Use Shelter is located in Big Hart Recreation Area on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The park is just off Highway 78 between the towns of Washington and Thomson, Georgia. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 2014   Season Dates

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  • Park hours are 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed
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Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Big Hart Day Use Shelter is located in Big Hart Recreation Area on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The park is just off Highway 78 between the towns of Washington and Thomson, Georgia.

The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

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, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

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:

Big Hart Day Use Shelter is in a wooded day-use area on the waterfront. The shelter can accommodate up to 90 people. Amenities include a 20-amp electrical hookup, flush toilets, drinking water, a playground and boat ramp.

To reserve overnight campsites at Big Hart Recreation Area, Click Here.

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.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 28 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $75.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.6172, -82.51309
33°37'2"N, 82°30'47"W

From Thomson, Ga, travel 10 miles west on US-78, then 6 miles north on park access road. Park is located in McDuffie, GA.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG HART (DAY-USE SHELTER)
510 CLARKS HILL HIGHWAY
CLARKS HILL  GA  29821-9701

Phone Number:

Information:  (800)533-3478