Fishing on Lake Thurmond

A true fisherman’s delight awaits you on Lake Thurmond. Striped bass, hybrid bass, largemouth bass, bream, and the crappie can all be caught on the lake. Fishing is one of the most popular wildlife-related activities on the 1,200 miles of shoreline and 71,000 acres of water. There are dozens of fishing piers, bank fishing areas, and boat ramps for launching your own boat. The US Army Corps of Engineers make numerous improvements to the environment benefiting both fish and fishermen alike.

South Carolina and Georgia have a reciprocal fishing license agreement so that residents of both states may fish anywhere from both boats and shore on Lake Thurmond with a license from either state. Residents of other states must purchase a nonresident license from either South Carolina or Georgia.

Boating on Lake Thurmond

Boaters of all kinds are drawn to Lake Thurmond for canoeing, kayaking, sailing and motor boating. With 71,000 acres of water and 1,200 miles of shoreline, overcrowding has never once been a problem

Homeowners, regardless of where their home is located, have the opportunity to lease a slip at a neighborhood dock. These neighborhood docks feature electrical connections and come at a reasonable cost of $1642 per year.

Whether you enjoy sailing, motor boating, or paddling by your own power, this lake will sure to please. There is a 100+ slip full-service marina connected to the local resort peninsula by where you can dock, refuel, and stock up your boat. The marina features both electrical and water connections and has slips that can accommodate up to an 80 foot houseboat.

Watersports on Lake Thurmond

Lake Thurmond offers the perfect conditions for all watersports. Kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding across the lake is easy feat no matter where you launch from. There are no major hazards apart from fishermen and other boaters that you need to be concerned with. Unlike some other lakes and rivers, there are no animal predators (such as alligators) to concern yourself with while enjoying your watersports.

Want to kayak at night? There’s a group who does so during full moons and listens to music the whole way. Want to jet ski the entire length of the lake? Well, you might need to refill on gas, but you’re more than welcome to try!