Bobby Brown is now a State Outdoor Recreation Area. Boat ramps are open year-round, and the campground is open seasonally (March 15 - September 15). Camping is self-reservation only on a first-come, first-served basis. Electrical hook-ups, a comfort station with hot showers, and dump station are available. The recreation area provides no on-site ranger, but law enforcement personnel make regular rounds. The nearest location for ice and sundries is at the Quick Stop, 10-miles northwest on Calhoun Falls Highway in Elberton. This pretty park offers watersports enthusiasts a quiet oasis on 70,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake. Located where the old town of Petersburg once thrived during the 1790s, the park is named in memory of Lt. Robert T. Brown, U.S. Navy, who gave his life in World War II. Petersburg was situated where the Broad and Savannah rivers flow into the Clarks Hill Reservoir. When water levels are low, visitors can see some foundations of the old town and imagine large plantations once flourishing. The parks location on the second largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River provides excellent boating, skiing and fishing. Self-guided land navigation courses teach beginners how to use a compass.