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  • 93 campsites
  • 8 primitive campsites are available
  • Water provided
  • 30 or 50-amp electrical service
  • Campsites may be reserved: or call toll free 877.444.6777
  • 4 miles from the Thurmond Dam and Visitor Center


  • $12-24 / day

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Petersburg is the largest Corps of Engineers campground on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. It contains two swimming beaches, a fishing pier, hiking trail, pond and a group picnic shelter. A boat ramp for campers provides access to the 70,000-acre Thurmond Lake, which is the largest Corps of Engineers Lake east of the Mississippi River.

Playground equipment, a coin operated washer and dryer, dump station, and fish cleaning station are located within the campground. Nearby Lake Springs Recreation Area offers group shelters, playgrounds, a three-lane launching ramp and numerous beaches.

The campground is open year round. A park attendant is located at the entrance of the campground and is available to assist campers.