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Welcome to Savannah Lakes & Lake Thurmond

Savannah Lakes Village is a 4,000 acre lakefront community located on 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond (also called Clarks Hill Lake by locals) consisting of 6 individual neighborhoods separated only by streets, green areas and the Little River area of Lake Thurmond.

If an active lifestyle community is what you are looking for you should consider Savannah Lakes and all the activities that are available for residents. There are 2 18-hole, award winning, member-owned golf courses (Monticello and Tara), hundreds of miles of walking and cycling trails, special club events, daily programs at the recreation center, and an abundance of miscellaneous outdoor sporting activities including tennis, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, archery, skeet shooting and you can even spend time at the pistol range!

Hickory Know State Park SignIf biking is your way of enjoying the outdoors you will love the 7-mile Hickory Knob State Park lakefront trail which borders Savannah Lakes Village.

Visit Hickory Knob State Resort Park to find out more.


 “50 Top Golf Communities,” - Retirement Lifestyles
“Best Overall Active Adult Community” - National Active Retirement Association
 "Ten Great Affordable Golf Communities,” Retirement Lifestyles
America’s “100 Best Master Planned Communities,” by Where to Retire
Monticello’s 5th hole named as one of the “18 Most Spectacular” holes in the Carolinas Carolina Living
Monticello named the “8th Best New Affordable Golf Course," - Golf Digest


Imagine driving along slightly curving roads of a state park and being surrounded by trees and the beauty of mother nature in every direction on your way to and from home. Whether it is the lush green of summer, the golds, yellows and oranges of fall, the bright colors of another spring in full bloom or even the tranquilty and silence that winter brings you will experience it all in Savannah Lakes.

As a resident of Savannah Lakes you will have numerous opportunities to meet neighbors and select groups and social clubs that match your individual interests. From outdoor activities such as golfing, boating, fishing, archery, skeet shooting, hiking and biking to indoor activities such as card games, book clubs, quilting, painting, dance, or cooking there is something for everyone and it's waiting at Savannah Lakes.

Residents of Savannah Lakes Village have a strong sense of community that goes beyond what you might expect to find. July 4th you can find parades, fireworks, community cookouts and other community functions to celebrate the holiday. Christmas don't be surprised to find a Golf Cart Christmas parade through the community with residents along the way offering up hot chocolate and other Christmas treats.


Savannah Lakes is also surrounded by several unique towns and nearby cities.  Four miles to the east of Savannah Lakes Village is the town of McCormick, SC.  The quaint and historic main street has been recently revitalized to reflect the original architecture from the early 1900's.  You will find antique shops, hardware stores founded in the early 1900’s, and even an “old fashioned” soda fountain to enjoy a treat from as you meander along main street.

Greenwood, SC and Lake Greenwood is just a short drive away. There you can find a larger selection of shopping and dining choices from well known chain restaurants to quaint mom & pop type diners, bistros, and cafes. In the downtown area you will find a community theatre, museum, several local specialty shops and cultural exhibits. Lake Greenwood is a local draw to the area and offers another outdoor boating, swimming and fishing choice.

For even more shopping and dining choices, North Augusta, SC and Augusta, GA are approximately 45 minutes away.


Lake Thurmond, which is also known by locals as Clarks Hill Lake was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1954 for flood prevention and hydroelectric power.  It is one of the largest lakes in SC with 70,000 acres and 1,200 miles of mostly uninterrupted shoreline. Lake Thurmond is the third lake in a chain of area Corp of Engineers lakes leading to the Savannah River located near North Augusta, SC and Augusta Georgia. There are three state parks located on the South Carolina side of Lake Thurmond and several more located further in to Georgia.

Like all area Corp of Engineers owned lakes, most of the shoreline is undeveloped providing undisturbed views of nature abounds in every direction.  The surrounding shoreline is sometimes interrupted by an occasional boat ramp area or area campsites. If natural beauty is what you are craving Lake Thurmond may be just where you need to be looking for it.

•    Size 70,000 Acres
•    Shoreline  1,200 Miles
•    Full Pool Elevation  330 Feet Above MSL
•    Dam Height  200
•    Dam Length  5,680 Feet
•    Turbine Generators  7
•    Dam Completion  1954
•    Project Management  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
•    Maximum Depth  141.9 (SCDHEC)

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