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Columbia County, Georgia is 2 hours east of Atlanta along Interstate 20 just outside Augusta and shares a border along the Savannah River with South Carolina. We have a lot of story ideas for travel writers and journalists, as well as high resolution photos. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Call us at 866-391-7677. We’ll be happy to help.

It’s Here – Our Lake

Clarks Hill Lake, also known as J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Dam at Clarks Hill, is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi and is one of the Southeast’s most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1946 and 1954 as part of a flood control, hydropower, and navigation project, millions of people use the many public parks, marinas, and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences – making Clarks Hill one of the 10 most visited Corps lakes in the nation.

The lake extends 39.4 miles up the Savannah River, 29 miles up the Little River, and 6.5 miles up the Broad River in Georgia, and 17 miles up the Little River in South Carolina. At normal pool elevation of 330 mean sea level, Clarks Hill comprises nearly 71,100 acres of water with a 1,200-mile shoreline. The entire “Project” contains 151,000 acres of land and water.

It’s Here – A Different Kind of Golf

Columbia County is the home of the Professional Disc Golf Association. The organization’s Hall of Fame, the International Disc Golf Center, a combination Pro Shop and Clubhouse, as well as three championship disc golf courses are at Columbia County’s Wildwood Park on Clarks Hill Lake. Several major tournaments are held here each year with visitors coming from all over the world to visit the sport’s “Mecca”.

It’s Here – The Lights are on in Grovetown

Lights of the South in Grovetown, GA, welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors during the 2009 holiday season. Founded by Deborah and Benjamin Bell, the thousands of lights were viewed by visitors who were escorted through the delightful holiday scenes via hayride. In their first year of operation, Benjamin failed to mention to Deborah that he had invited over a few folks…several thousand folks that is! Now that Deborah’s on board, the whole family participates and would be thrilled to welcome visitors of all ages, including accommodating large groups.

It’s Here – A Close-up Look at One of Hollywood’s Funniest People

Looking for laughs? Visit the hometown of Oliver Norville Hardy. The Laurel and Hardy Museum is in downtown Harlem, Georgia and showcases artifacts that pay tribute to the comic duo. The museum is free to the public and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum includes a screening room where visitors can take a step back in time to when comedy was slapstick and jokes were “punny”!

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