Below Dam South Carolina Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area is a popular park just below J. Strom Thurmond Lake Dam along the Savannah River. The park is located just off South Carolina State Highway 221 near the J. Strom Thurmond Lake Visitor Center. Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area is a wooded day-use area for boat launching, fishing with fishing pier, hiking trail, playground and picnicking. There is no swimming at this park. . PROXIMITY: Approx. 30 min. to Augusta, GA, and 235 feet above sea level. ENVIRONMENT: Located on river below the dam on one of largest Corps of Engineer projects east of the Mississippi River WEATHER: Hot, humid summers, mild, pleasant winters ATTRIBUTES: On Savannah River shoreline with excellent fishing and boating, easy access to major cities, Augusta, GA, approx. 30 min., Atlanta, GA, approx 2.5 hrs., Columbia, SC approx. 2 hrs. ACTIVITIES: Some of the best fishing, hunting and water sports in these United States, Masters Golf Tournament first week in April, museums, art galleries in all major cities, excellent zoos in Columbia, SC and Atlanta, G WILDLIFE: Bald Eagles, Ospreys, White Tail Deer, Turkey FEES: Site Name Fees Group Shelter $75 Mini Shelters$10

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Trails


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Sep 30 2010
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Sep 30 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. Riverfront park with strong currents in river - absolutely no swimming or wading No alcoholic beverages Pets on leash Park hours 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Park open Apr 1st - September 30th A $10.00 service fee will apply if reservations are changed or cancelled Shelter must be occupied before 2 p.m. or the reservation will be considered not fulfilled (no-show), a $20.00 service fee will be charged for no-shows. Reservations are for the exclusive use of the shelter for the entire day. The beach area and other park amenities are available for the reserving group as well as to the general public. Clear the shelter and immediate area of litter upon departure. Visitors are encouraged to wear life jackets while boating. Swimmers are encouraged to utilize the designated swim areas and never swim alone. There are NOdiscounts given for Golden Age Passports, Golden Access Passports and America The Beautiful Pass. Think Water Safety! Visitors are encouraged to wear life jackets at all times while on or around the water. Swimmers should use designated swim areas and never swim alone. Please make sure that you have your confirmation letter in hand for each and every reservation when checking into the recreation area.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 17 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Below Dam South Carolina
Campground Phone: 800-533-3478
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

North Augusta, SC

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More About Below Dam South Carolina Campground

Below Dam South Carolina is a campground located in North Augusta, South Carolina. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -82.20917 latitude, and -82.20917 longitude into your GPS device.

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