Clarks Hill Lake (J. Strom Thurmond Lake) Georgia

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.

Clarks Hill Lake, which is nestled on the Georgia and South Carolina border, stretches 39 miles up the Savannah River, 26 miles up the Little River in Georgia, and 10 miles up Little River in South Carolina.

Mixed stands of hardwoods and pine trees cover the reservoir’s irregular 1200-mile shoreline. More than 250 islands, created when the lake was filled, jut above its surface and provide homes for a diversity of plants and wildlife, including some endangered species. It is a paradise for nature lovers and a fisherman’s dream, filled with stripers and many other varieties of fish and wildlife.