Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter)

Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter)

The Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter) location is in Thomson, Georgia
30824. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter) facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

5258 Washington Rd


Phone number


Campground information Thomson, Georgia


Big Hart Day Use Shelter is located in Big Hart Recreation Area on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The park is just off Highway 78 between the towns of Washington and Thomson, Georgia.

The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.


Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.


Big Hart Day Use Shelter is in a wooded day-use area on the waterfront. The shelter can accommodate up to 90 people. Amenities include a 20-amp electrical hookup, flush toilets, drinking water, a playground and boat ramp.

Natural Features

Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Elevation is 235′ above sea level.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

Nearby Attractions

Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants, and shopping areas.

The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

Frequently Asked Questions About 5258 Washington Rd Thomson, GA

How do I make a reservation with Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter)?

To make reservations at Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter), you can call the office at 800-533-3478.

Where is Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter) located?

The Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter) is located at 5258 Washington Rd in Thomson,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter) have tent or RV camping?

Big Hart (Day-Use Shelter) offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 800-533-3478 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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