News: Corps announces Little River Marina closure at J. Strom Thurmond Lake
Story by Tracy Robillard
FORT GORDON, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District announces the lease for Little River Marina and Family Resort in Appling, Ga., (Columbia County) on J. Strom Thurmond Lake will expire at midnight, Dec. 27. All marina operations and facilities will close at that time. The marina lease will be advertised by competitive means in an effort to award a lease and provide a public marina facility as soon as possible before the spring-summer 2012 recreation season.
Marina users should make their own arrangements to remove any and all personal property items stored at the marina site on or before Dec. 27.
The Corps plans to issue a Notice of Availability to Lease in January. Interested bidders will be able to view the notice and other requirements through the Corps’ Savannah District website at www.sas.usace.army.mil/re/re.html
While marina operations will be temporarily unavailable until a new lease is in place, the boat ramp will re-open Jan. 2 on a limited basis for public use. In the interim, additional facilities providing public recreation opportunities are available at other locations on Thurmond Lake, to include five commercial marinas, six state parks, four county parks, 13 Corps-operated campgrounds, eight Corps-operated day-use areas, and numerous quasi-public organizational lease sites. For more information on recreation and boating locations on the lake, visit http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/thurmond/boating.html
For additional information regarding this action or alternative recreation areas, please contact the J. Strom Thurmond Project Office at 800-533-3478.