Category: The Great Outdoors

Why I Love Living in McCormick, SC

Spring in South Carolina is one of those enchanting times that come around year after year and always amazes anyone who lives here. Why, because of all the flowering trees, vines and bushes that seem to know the perfect time to intoxicate all of us with their fragrance and beauty. Take for instance the Wysteria plant. Cultivated species include Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda), native to Japan and the hardiest member of the genus; American wisteria (W. frutescens), native to the southeastern United […] 

18’ Waterslide, Dunk-tank, and Brand New Sandy Beach – OH Boy! 

And guess were it’s all going to be. That’s right, the BlueWay Festival at Baker Creek. Youth and adult can careen down the 18’ water slide (250lb limit), test your aim to put someone into the dunk-tank (must be 48” tall), swim, kayak, or paddleboard in the marked off cove area and new sandy beach. Adults, please stay with your children. What a great way to cool off! More info Follow us on Facebook @westernscbluewayfestival or […] 

Deer Hunts Set

Thurmond Lake sets primitive weapon deer hunt dates SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ J. Strom Thurmond Project Office will conduct primitive weapon deer hunts in Bussey Point, located in Lincoln Co., Ga. These annual hunts are held in order to maintain the deer population within the carrying capacity for the area and to improve the quality of the herd. The 2,545-acre peninsula will be open for scheduled hunts on these […] 

Eagles Web Cam

Since we see Bald Eagles here all the time around Lake Thurmond, I thought you might enjoy this site. You can click on a web cam and see the Eagles feeding their young LIVE! To view the Eagles web cam live go to   February 28, 2012 — Indy and Franklin have been observed mating several times, and have been seen arranging sticks more to their liking in their refurbished nest. Our faithful chat […] 

Super Full Moon


Fishing Tournaments | The Augusta Chronicle

Fishing Tournaments | The Augusta Chronicle.         Fishing Report for Lake Thurmond. Date 15-May-12 Water Condition Water Temperature Conditions : Lake Thurmond: ?Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good. Captain William Sasser reports that striped bass are schooling all over the lower lake within 3-4 miles of the dam, and they are also schooling on the upper end of the lake within a few miles of the Lake Russell Dam. Some very large fish […] 

The Hummingbirds are back!

It is only March 25 and the Hummingbirds are back. I filled a feeder a few days ago, just to see. Sure enough, while reading a book on my back deck this afternoon, the little guy made an apprearance. Video: Incredible Agility.  

Fishing is Good

What a fun place to live. For the last several nights, the family has been down at the dock fishing. Now I will say we did not catch the biggest of fish, but we sure had fun. Sitting at the edge of the dock, laughing, talking and telling stories while our fishing poles are stretched over the water, living in South Carolina is wonderful. Fishing Report (Updated 3.8.2012) Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good to very […] 

Stevens Creek

ETV Host Patrick McMillan to guide Stevens Creek hike By Wallace Wood Executive Director Upper Savannah Land Trust Patrick McMillan, host of the ETV nature program Expeditions, will guide a hike in the Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve in Clarks Hill. McMillan will take us on a one and one-half mile walk and identify and discuss the many rare plants found in the Preserve. Fifteen rare plant species are found on this Stevens Creek bluff, including […] 

The Big Fish Story

  Fred Brown of Savannah Lakes Village and a friend caught only one fish on a recent outing, but it was a dandy: 35 lbs. and 44 in. long. “It took me 15 minutes to bring him in and we could get just about one-third of him in our net,” Brown said. “We had to reach down and bring the rest of him in by hand.” Brown’s wife came up with a baking recipe and […] 

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.” […]