Stephens County officially takes over operations of the Stephens County Park on Highway 123 today. The U.S. Army Corp of engineers officially turned over the keys to Stephens County Recreation Director Richard Adams on Wednesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says it will be an easy transition. “The Park is now in our operation and right now there are no changes. It will operate as it has been operating.”
Located on the shores of Lake Hartwell, off of U.S. Highway 123 at the Georgia-South Carolina State line, the Stephens County Park is the site of the “broken bridges.” County Commissioners unanimously approved the lease agreement to operate and maintain the Stephens County Park to keep the park open back in March. The Corps of engineers had announced plans to close it at the start of the year as a cost cutting measure.
The corps is also turning over operations and maintenance of the Milltown and Long Point recreation areas to Hart County today in similar agreements.