This lake in the upstate region of Georgia and South Carolina has a reputation as an excellent location for all types of outdoor recreational activities. The lake is created by Hartwell Dam located on the Savannah River seven miles below the point at which the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah. . Extending 49 miles up the Tugaloo and 45 miles up the Seneca, Hartwell Lake comprises nearly 56,000 acres of water with a shoreline of 962 miles. The Corps operates 7 Class A campgrounds, 5 major day use areas as well as many other camping, picnicking and lake access areas. Campground reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or on the web at www.ReserveUSA.com. Hartwell Lake affords the avid sports fisherman and the weekend angler equal opportunities for a rewarding fishing experience. The Hartwell area abounds in historical lore, much of which is inherited from the Cherokee Indians and early settlers. The Project Managers Office and Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Fishing is one of the most popular activities at the lake. Sought-after species include largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish, striped bass and hybrid bass. The lake appeals to boaters of all kinds, whether their specialty is canoeing, sailing or motor boating. Coves and areas of quiet water provide water skiers with excellent surfaces. Swimmers will find sand beaches and designated swim areas along the shoreline.
Drinking Water, Dump Station, Flush Toilet, Grill, Hookup - Electric, Pets OK, Picnic Table, Playground, Showers
$14-$48 per night
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Reviewed by zombie on December 10, 2011
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Great campsites very clean facilities.
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