Bussey Point Campground

Lincolnton, Georgia 30817

Bussey Point Campground

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Bussey Point is the best choice on Strom Thurmond Lake for pure tent campers. South Carolina and Georgia share Thurmond Lake. In Georgia, the lake is sometimes referred to as Clarks Hill Lake, so don’t let the name confuse you.

Name aside, Bussey Point is the most prominent peninsula on this very large lake. As such, it is surrounded on three sides by water, at the tip where the Little River arm and Savannah River arm of the lake meet. The pretty camping area is located on a small peninsula of its own, a subpeninsula of the primary Bussey Point peninsula."

Bussey Point Campground Trip Reports

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5/10/2008
I hiked and camped at Bussey Point with a Boy Scout Troop on 5/10/08 & 5/11/08. We found the trails marked best on the hunting map at http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/thurmond/ht.bussey%20point.pdf We camped at the area marked 2 camp/picnic sites and shelter. We walked 9 miles in along the horse trail and 6 miles out mostly along the service road. There were several picnic tables and 2 fire rings at out campsite. The shelter is an open leanto about 10' by 12'. We saw 1 group of 2 people riding horses and that was it for the weekend. Twenty people camped there without much crowding and there was additional space. Great view of the lake as the camp site is way out on the furthest point. Clarks Hill Lake still has low water level, but the Scouts had a great time beach combing and playing games in the area that would normally be underwater.

There are campsites that you can drive up to. They are listed on a 1st come basis @ $6/night. That is not where we stayed. http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/thurmond/trails.htm
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Trail Information

Lincolnton
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
10
Campsites
Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
$6
Fees per Night
Pump well, vault toilets
Facilities

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