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Firewood Alert: Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into South Carolina State Parks from outside of the state.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into South Carolina. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of South Carolina and our State Park System.


LAKE HARTWELL, SC

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Thu Jun 25 2015

Description

Fourteen of Lake Hartwell's 962 miles of shoreline are included within this park, a popular destination for boaters, fishermen and campers who enjoy easy access to the lake. With its location on S.C. 11 just off I-85, Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area also serves as a gateway to the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway and South Carolina's mountain country.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Ice Sales
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Telephone
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Accessible From Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boating
  • Powerboating
  • Reservoir
  • Restrooms
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Skiing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Scenic Driving Routes
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Catering
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Newspapers
  • Propane
  • Recycling Station
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Cabins
  • Churches
  • Dining
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Mall/Stores/Specialty Shops
  • Town
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Area Attraction
  • Botanical Garden
  • Car Rentals
  • Cultural Activities
  • Emergency Services
  • Hospital
  • Kennel
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Seasonal Festivals
Greater Than 20 Miles
  • Airport
  • Camping, Backcountry
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Lodging, Group Facilities
  • Lodging, Villas
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Motel
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Musical Performances
  • Outfitter
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Shopping
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Waterfall
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wildflower Viewing
Alerts and Important Information
No one under the age of 18 may register for a campsite. No more than two vehicles per site. Vehicles must remain on paved surfaces. Campers arriving after operational hours must contact park office for gate information. Quiet hours are from 10PM - 7AM. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Pets are allowed but must remain leashed. Please contact the park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) Standard and Full Service sites. Cabins 90 and 91 :No pets, open flames or smoking allowed inside the camper cabin."

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.49167, -83.025
34°29'30"N, 83°1'30"W

On SC Hwy 11 near Fair Play, at the SC/GA border. Driving Directions: Located adjacent to the interchange of Interstate 85, exit 1, and SC Hwy 11 at Fair Play, near the SC/GA border.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LAKE HARTWELL
19138 A S. Hwy. 11
Fair Play  SC  29643

Phone Number:

Information:  (864)972-3352