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Lake Hartwell

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58°

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HOURS

Sun up to sun down, daily

OFFICE

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily April-Oct. and 11 a.m. - noon & 4 - 5 p.m., daily Nov.-March

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ADMISSION

$2 adults; $1.25 U.S. seniors; age 15 & younger free

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PETS

Pets are not allowed in the Carolina Camper Cabins. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

Lake Hartwell State Park  Has Wifi

Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

56K acre Lake Hartwell surrounds the park

2 boat ramps and a courtesy dock

2 camper cabins for those who like to camp with a roof over their head

115 paved campsites for RV or tent camping along the shores of Lake Hartwell

13 walk-in tent sites

140 foot fishing pier

0.75 mile nature trail to explore the park

1 picnic shelter ideal for groups of up to 75 people

Lake Hartwell State Park

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Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in Lake Hartwell for largemouth bass, crappie, bream, stripers, hybrid bass, catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: Two boat ramps provide private boat access to Lake Hartwell. There is also a newly-installed courtesy dock in the boat launch area, now available for use.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Boat Ramp: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary wi-fi is available at the park visitor center for park guests.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The park visitor center is open year-round and includes limited grocery items, camping supplies, clothing and other souvenirs.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: There are two playgrounds located on the park for visitor use. One is located in the day-use area and the other in the campground.

  • Swimming: Swimming is permitted in Lake Hartwell at your own risk. There is no designated swimming area and no lifeguards on duty.

  • Bird Watching: Bird watching is best suited along the park nature trail. Various birds can be spotted including hawks, owls and other birds of prey.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Birding: Yes
  • Walking/Nature Trails: There is a 3/4-mile nature trail located on the park.

  • Hiking: Yes