LAKE THURMOND (WFXG) - Due to recent heavy rainfall and a rise in lake elevation, several recreation areas at J. Strom Thurmond Lake are temporarily closed due to high water levels, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.
Volunteers and Corps park rangers are actively assessing and flagging off recreation areas surrounding the lake that are impacted by high water levels.
Most courtesy docks are inaccessible due to high water. Users should be cautious and check each dock before use. Closed docks include: Clarks Hill Park, Petersburg, Scotts Ferry, Big Hart, Amity, Ridge Road, Dordon Creek, Modoc Ramp and Morrahs Ramp.
Fishing piers at Amity and Lake Springs are closed due to high water levels.
There are retaining walls that are submerged by high water at the West Dam, Scotts Ferry and Parksville recreation areas. These areas are being flagged when found. Users should use caution around the shoreline.
Boat ramps at Big Hart, Ridge Road, Dordon Creek, Leroys Ferry and Clarks Hill Park are closed due to high water levels.