HARTWELL, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Project Office will perform a timber thinning operation from July 7 through Aug. 15 at the Asbury Access Area located in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Thinning operations help maintain a healthy, vigorous forest in support of public recreation activities, wildlife management, and watershed protection by removing diseased, over-crowded, suppressed and dying pine trees, as well as sweet gum and elm. Thinning also helps prevent the onset and spread of insect attacks such as Southern Pine Beetles.
The area will remain open for public use during this time; but due to the presence of logging trucks, visitors are encouraged to exercise extra caution when entering and exiting the park.
Other nearby access areas available for use include Honea Path, Denver, Hurricane Creek, 18 Mile and Twin Lakes.
For a complete list of available access areas, contact the Hartwell Project Office toll free at 888-893-0678 or visit www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/hartwell and click on “Plan a Visit.”