View picture galleries of Oconee County
There is a boat ramp at the north end of the park for easy access by campers and another at the south end of the park for day visitors.
Lake Hartwell is a well-known bass fishing lake hosting many regional and local fishing tournaments and a great place for the weekend fisherman to catch his or her limit. Crappie, bream and catfish are also plentiful. And the Park store has a bait shop—very handy
The Park includes hiking trails, picnic areas, a picnic shelter, basketball court and playground equipment as well.
Located on Hwy 11 just north of I-85, Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area is easily accessible and it is the only state or county park in Oconee County that utilizes Lake Hartwell. Visit for a day or week or more and enjoy this beautiful Lake and all the amenities of the park.
For more information and reservations call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK or make it online by clicking Park Reservation
Hours: 11 a.m. -noon and 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (extended during Daylight Savings Time from 9a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Office Hours: 11 a.m. -noon and 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (extended during Daylight Savings Time from 9a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Days and Hours of Operation: During Standard Time: Su-Th 7am-6pm; F-Sa 7am-8pm
During Daylight Saving Time: Su-Th 6am-8pm; F-Sa 6am-9pm
Admission: $2 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; 15 & under free