Hartwell Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Hartwell Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

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Directions

The dam is located just off of U.S. Hwy 29 on the South Carolina/Georgia border. The Hartwell Operation’s Managers Office and Visitor Center is located one mile past the dam on the Georgia side (or 5 miles north of Hartwell, Georgia).

Phone

(706) 856-0300 or 888-893-0678

Activities

BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Georgia Campgrounds

BIG OAKS

BROYLES

CONEROSS PARK

CRESCENT

ELROD FERRY

OCONEE POINT

PAYNES CREEK(HARTWELL LAKE)

POPLAR SPRINGS

RIVER FORKS

SINGING PINES

SPRINGFIELD

TWELVE MILE

TWIN LAKES (SC)

WATSADLER

WELDON ISLAND

TWIN LAKES DAY USE AREA

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Georgia Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Georgia Recreation Areas

Lake Hartwell Camping and Cabins

Hartwell Marina

Big Water Marina

Portman Marina

Hartwell Lake Photo Album

Hartwell Lake Website

Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association

Harbor Light Marina

Southern Off Road Bicycle Association, Athens Chapter

Hartwell Lake is one of the most popular Corps lakes in the nation. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963 as part of a flood control, hydropower, and navigation project, authorized purposes now include recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife management. Hartwell Lake comprises nearly 56,000 acres of water with a shoreline of 962 miles. Over 20,000 acres of public land surrounds the lake. The Corps operates 9 campgrounds, 15 major day use areas, and numerous other lake-access areas.

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