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PETERSBURG, GA

Petersburg Campground is located on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, just four miles from the Thurmond Dam and Visitor Center and 25 miles from Augusta, Georgia. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.Hot...
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Know Before You Go
  • Sites are limited to 4 vehicles total.
  • Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
  • Visitor hours end at 9:30 p.m.
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Scooters, ATV's, and golf carts are prohibited; persons with disabilities may make special arrangements at the campground gatehouse with the Park Attendant on duty.
  • Check out time is 2 p.m.
  • Petersburg Campground, 3998 Petersburg Rd., Appling, GA 30802; Gatehouse 706-541-9464
  • For current lake conditions, call 1-800-533-3478 ext. 1147.
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Petersburg Campground is located on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, just four miles from the Thurmond Dam and Visitor Center and 25 miles from Augusta, 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.

    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.

    Hikers have access to many miles of trails in the immediate 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 both nearby. Shorter sections can be hiked from several intersecting trailheads.

    Facilities:

    This wooded, waterfront campground is open year-round. It contains 94 sites, most with water and 50-amp electrical hookups. Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station.

    Two swimming beaches, a playground, boat ramp, fishing dock, hiking trail, pond and a first come-first served picnic shelter are also located on-site.

    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

    GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

    Mon Sep 22 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

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

    STANDARD ELECTRIC

    Mon Sep 22 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Mon Sep 22 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri Mar 28 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
    Peak Sat Feb 28 2015 Mon Nov 30 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Accessible Showers
    • Beach
    • Boat Ramp
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Entrance Station
    • Fish Cleaning Stations
    • Fishing Dock
    • Flush Toilets
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Pay Phone
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Playground
    • Showers
    • Swimming
    • Trash Collection
    • Vault Toilets
    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:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    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
    Mar 28 2014 -
    Nov 30 2014
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $24.00-$26.00
    GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC N/A
    Peak Season
    Feb 28 2015 -
    Nov 30 2015
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $24.00-$26.00
    GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC N/A

    *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):
    33.66194, -82.26083
    33°39'43"N, 82°15'39"W

    From I-20, take Exit 183 (Appling). Go north on HWY 221 approximately 6 miles. At the 4-way stop, go straight (HWY 221) another 2 miles. Campground road is on the left. Follow signs.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    PETERSBURG
    3998 PETERSBURG ROAD
    APPLING  GA  30802

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (706)541-9464