Strom Thurmond Lake

Location: Southeastern Georgia
Trip Starts: Bussey Campground Day Parking Area
Trip Ends: Bussey Campground Day Parking Area
Total Distance: 12.6 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Trails Used: Bussey Point Horse Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Overnight Hike
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
100 W. Oglethorpe Ave
Savannah, GA 31401


Bussey Point is a 2,545 acre peninsula at the confluence of the Savannah and Little River that is adjacent to Strom Thurmond Lake. It can be explored via the Bussey Point Horse Trail or by using a combination of horse trails and dirt roads that cut through the area. Hikers and mountain bikers are also permitted to use the trails but should yield to the horsemen.  

The Bussey Point Horse Trail is a 12.4 mile route that circles the peninsula and has occasional views of the lake. It starts at the Day Use Parking area in Bussey Point Campground and has occasional views of the lake.  Currently there are 10 primitive campsites near the trail entrance available for $6 a night on a first come first serve basis, but the backcountry area is closed to hikers and others during annual management hunts.

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