Category: Lake Thurmond

Moonlight Cruise

The Thurmond Lake Sail and Power Squadron will host a community Moonlight Cruise on Monday, June 20, the night of the June full moon. All boats are welcome to join us for this first Moonlight Cruise of the 2016 boating season. We will meet at 8 p.m. at Eagles Cove (GPS N33 55′ 40″, W 82 24′ 30″) where we’ll do a quick light check and position ourselves for the sunset at about 8:30.  Moonrise […] 

Plum Branch Yacht Club

 Lakeside Grill Presents: The Mark Roberts Band (our most requested band) will be playing at the Pavilion at Plum Beach on Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. There is a $10 cover charge. Coolers are allowed, but only if you bring NO glass. In anticipation of a great boating weekend we have stocked up with ethanol-free gas, cold drinks of every description, ice cream and whatever else you will need to make your holiday […] 

The Southern Performance Boats will be holding a 800 Ft. Boat Drag Racing event at Hickory Knob’s Cove on August 10, 2013, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 5:30 PM. As in previous events of this nature, the starting line will be in the cove and the finish line will be in the main lake. They anticipate 25-35 boats. Spectators are not allowed on the Golf Course. Boat traffic is not allowed in the […] 

Thunder Over Thurmond Recap

Thunder Over Thurmond’s week full of events spotlights McCormick County By Bob Stockton  McCormick’s week-long Thunder Over Thurmond celebration kicked off with the Mims Foundation Reunion Parade Saturday, June 30. State senate candidate Jennings McAbee walked the route, and McCormick Car Club (MCC) owners drove their hot rods, Chevy Corvettes and Ford Thunderbirds.   Beauty queens rode on convertibles and pickup trucks. Anne Barron and Ann Stiles waved to the crowd from the Chamber of […] 

New Fishing Rules

Click below to get an update on all the fishing guidelines for Lake Thurmond. Also learn what fish are in the lake: PublicGuideChapter13  

A Bald Eagle From my Kitchen Window!

What a Great Day! While working at my kitchen sink this afternoon, I looked out of the window and saw a Bald Eagle land on the bank, just across the cove from our dock.There are folks who have never seen a Bald Eagle in the wild, and here I am looking at one out my kitchen window!  I took a picture of this magnificent specimen  from my kitchen with a telephoto. Not a great picture, […] 


Burt-Stark Mansion  – Abbeville, SC – considered the “Birth and Death Bed of the Confederacy” – call Chamber for information on tour times: 865-366-4600 Abbeville Spring Festival – First weekend in May.  Court Square – Live music, rides, craft and food vendors, car and flower shows and more. South  Carolina Festival of Flowers – Greenwood, SC – June 1 – June 30th – So much to see and do – tours throughout the city – […] 

Lake Talk

Talk about a magnificent week-end. My husband, myself, along with another couple were out on the lake  Sunday, March 18, as well as our two small dogs. Summertime in March, can you imagine. Anyway, we had found an island just north of Elijah Clarke State Park last year and decided to give it a visit. We liked the island because  we could take our dogs and let them run!  We had called it “Dog Island.” […] 


This year I am determined to learn how to kayak. Is there anyone out there who knows of anyone who gives lessons? They would also have to have a kayak for me to use. I am not sure I want to invest in one until I know I can do it. I am always out on the lake and see folks kayaking.