Lake Hartwell Lake Getaways
One of the southeast's most popular public recreation lakes, Lake Hartwell borders South Carolina and Georgia on three rivers: the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca. Access to the lake is extremely easy as it is only two hours from Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC and only one hour from Greenville, SC. Lake Hartwell is partly situated in the Georgia Mountains, and the area features hiking trails, waterfalls, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and canoeing.
This scenic 680-acre Upcountry state park, with its fourteen miles of shoreline on Lake Hartwell, is popular with fishermen, nature lovers and campers. Conveniently located just off I-85, the park offers thickly wooded areas in addition to scenic views of the lake and distant foothills. Lake Hartwell, completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1963, is a 56,000-acre reservoir providing flood control and hydroelectric power. It is one of three impoundment's located on the Savannah River.
Visitors can enjoy fishing in Lake Hartwell for largemouth bass, crappie, bream, stripers, hybrid bass, catfish. Two boat ramps access the lake. There is one picnic shelter with a capacity for up to 100 people. The park has a 1 1/4 mile nature trail. A park store offers limited supplies.
This park sits on 56,000 acre Lake Hartwell and offers a variety of recreation activities. The most popular activities are boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, and hiking.