Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area - South Carolina

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Park Overview

Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area is a park focused on fishing.

The lakefront park’s information center displays a wide variety of vintage fishing equipment. And, of course, 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell maintains a reputation for top-flight angling, including for striped and hybrid bass, largemouth, crappie, bream and catfish.

In addition to lake access, there is a park store, hiking, camping and unique, affordable one-room camper cabins. They feature bunk beds, a porch and electricity but no running water or bathrooms. The campground facilities are nearby.

Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area is located just off Interstate 85 at the South Carolina-Georgia border and also serves as a gateway to South Carolina’s mountain country on the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway (S.C. 11).

General Information

Wi-Fi Availability: Free wifi is available at the park store/information center for park guests. - Counties: Oconee - Acreage: 680 - When and How PRT Acquired: In 1976, leased 616.28 acres from the U.S. Corps of Engineers and purchased 64.3 acres from various owners - Pets: Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Pets are not allowed in the Carolina Camper Cabins.


Driving Directions:

From I-85: Take exit 1 onto Hwy 11 toward Walhalla. Drive ½ mile and look for park sign on the left.

Miles To:

Charleston, SC: 239 - Columbia, SC: 139 - Florence, SC: 220 - Greenville, SC: 50 - Charlotte, NC: 142 - Raleigh, NC: 289 - Atlanta, GA: 105 - Augusta, GA: 105

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