Clarks Hill Lake, McDuffie County

This man-made lake, now officially known as Lake Strom Thurmond, retains its original designation as Clarks Hill Lake in Georgia. Its creation was made possible by the construction of the Clarks Hill Dam near the confluence of the Savannah River and the Little River in 1952. It is the third largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River and provides abundant recreation and fishing opportunities for residents and tourists alike.

This view was made on a western section of the lake, near the old town of Raysville. The lake is bordered by McCormick County, South Carolina, and Lincoln, Columbia, McDuffie, and Wilkes counties in Georgia.

2 thoughts on “Clarks Hill Lake, McDuffie County

  1. redclayfireants

    my dad worked at the dam – ahem “hydroelectric power plant”- when i was little and i thought i was pretty slick ‘cause “dam” was the second bad word I could get away with saying… the other was “ain’t” (aunt) — my mother was an English teacher 😉

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