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AKA: Lake Strom Thurmond

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Clarks Hill Lake, GA

Considered one of the top 20 bass-fishing lakes in the Southeast, Clarks Hill Lake AKA Lake Strom Thurmond is a 71,000-acre reservoir located along the eastern border of the state, at Clarks Hill, SC. The lake has 1,200 miles of shoreline, 400 of which are in GA, so there are plenty of places to wet a line.

Much of the shoreline is accessible only by boat, however, there are places with access for fishing from the bank or portage of a canoe or kayak. Some of the campgrounds have a boat launch ramp, and there are other boat ramps scattered around the lake. Pontoon boats, bass boats, family pleasure boats and other fishing boats are all popular here. There are boat rentals available as well. In addition to excellent bass fishing, the lake has healthy populations of stripers, hybrid striped bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, sunfish and chain pickerel. Lodging, dining, camping, shopping and marinas are all easily accessed around the lake.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and chain pickerel at Lake Strom Thurmond in Georgia.

Primary fish species residing in Clarks Hill Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel

Lake Strom Thurmond Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Clarks Hill Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 309-0046

Keg Creek Watersports
Rentals: Kayaks
706 339-0386

Safe Harbor Trade Winds Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 541-1380

Soap Creek Marina and Resort
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 359-4100

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

220 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, at the south end of the Highway 220 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Cherokee Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the north side of the western arm of the lake, at the north end of the Augusta Highway Bridge, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Keg Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, at the north end of the Washington Road Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Springs Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Lake Springs Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Mallard Lane Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the north side of the western arm of the lake, off Mallard Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Pointes West Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the south side of the western arm of the lake, off Pike Avenue, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Ridge Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the southwest side of the lake, off Ridge Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Soap Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, at the north end of the I-378 Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

White Rock Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the north side of the western arm of the lake, at the end of White Rock Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Wildwood Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Dogwood Lane, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Marinas

Clarks Hill Marina
4271 Old Lincolnton Rd
Appling, GA 30802
706 309-0046

Safe Harbor Trade Winds Marina
5577 Marina Pkwy
Appling, GA 30802
706 541-1380

Soap Creek Marina and Resort
3000 Soap Creek Lodge Rd
Lincolnton, GA 30817
706 359-4100

Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Broad River Campground - 706 359-2053

Bobby Brown State Campground - 706 283-5500

Hester's Ferry Campground - 706 359-2746

Elijah Clark State Park Campground - 706 359-3458

Big Hart Campground - 706 595-8613

Winfield Campground - 706 541-0147

Ridge Road Campground - 706 541-0282

Wildwood Park Campground - 706 541-0586

Petersburg Campground - 706 541-9464

Lake Springs Campground - 800 533-3478

Clarks Hill Lake GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Video

Clarks Hill Lake
Clarks Hill Marina
4271 Old Lincolnton Rd
Appling, GA 30802
706 309-0046

 

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Lake Strom Thurmond in Georgia.

Information about fishing lakes in Georgia

Clarks Hill Lake provides anglers a choice of fishing for stripers, hybrid striped bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, sunfish and chain pickerel along the eastern border of Georgia.

Fishing on Lake Strom Thurmond.