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Day Use Areas

Kids at Campsite 

Want to take the kids fishing? 

Need a place to launch your boat?

Looking for a picnic area?

Hartwell Lake offers 15 Corps managed recreation areas for people who want to spend the day (or maybe just an hour or two...) at the lake. Because camping is not allowed within these areas, they are commonly referred to as "day use" areas. Most of the day use areas have amenities such as picnic tables, playgrounds, boat launching ramps, courtesy docks, restrooms, picnic shelters (reservable!), facilities for the handicapped, drinking water, and swim beaches. In addition, the Corps manages 29 "access" areas on Hartwell Lake. Access areas are smaller recreation areas that typically have a boat launching ramp only, however, some may have restrooms and picnic tables.

There are also four state parks, five marinas, and several city/county recreation areas located around Hartwell Lake for your enjoyment.

 

CORPS DAY USE AREAS
Click on arrow for a pull-down list of amenities at each area. 
For directions, detailed information, recreation area, and fee information maps, click on the name of the recreation area.
Areas marked as open year-round may not have restrooms open year-round.
IN GEORGIA IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Big Oaks Recreation Area
Hart County
Open Year-round                           

Amenities
               

            

                                

  • Asbury Access               
    Anderson County              
    Open Year-round               

    Amenities

  • Elrod Ferry Recreation Area         
    Hart County               
    Open May 1 - Tuesday after Labor Day
    Ramp Open Year-round               

    Amenities              

  • Broyles Recreation Area
    Anderson County
    Open Year-round               


    Amenities

  • Georgia River Recreation Area
    Hart County
    Open Year-round     


    Amenities           

     
  • Friendship Recreation Area
    Oconee County
    May 1 - Tuesday after Labor Day
    Ramp Open Year-round             

    Amenities

             
  • Mary Ann Branch Access
    Hart County
    Open Year-round              

    Amenities         

  • Glenn Ferry Access
    Anderson County
    Open Year-round
                   
    Amenities               

  • Poplar Springs Recreation Area
    Franklin County
    May 1 - Tuesday after Labor Day
    Ramp Open Year-round
                   
    Amenities

  • Hattons Ford Access
    Anderson County
    Open Year-round

                   
    Amenities

  • Spring Branch Access
    Hart County
    Open Year-round
                   
    Amenities        

                    
  • Richland Creek Access
    Anderson County
    Ramp Open Year-round
            
    Amenities       

                           

 

  • River Forks Recreation Area
    Anderson County
    Open May 1 - Tuesday after Labor Day
    Ramp Open Year-round
                 
    Amenities   

                   
  • Singing Pines Recreation Area
    Anderson County
    Open April 1 - September 30
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities        

                    
  • Twelve Mile Recreation Area
    Pickens County
    April 1 - September 30
    Ramp Open Year-round
            
    Amenities   

                    
  • Twin Lakes Recreation Area
    Pickens Co.
    Open May 1 - Tuesday after Labor Day
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities       

                    
     
     




  • Weldon Island Recreation Area
    Anderson County
    Open May 1 - Tuesday after Labor Day
               
    Amenities        

                    
     
 



                
     AREA USE FEES

    Day Use Area Information Brochure  (PDF format)

    How to purchase an Annual Pass
                                                          
    Annual Pass

    Recreation areas where $5 per vehicle Area Use Fee is charged (All vehicles entering these recreation areas must pay a $5 fee regardless of activity):

    Georgia 

    Elrod Ferry

     

    South Carolina

    Twin Lakes
    Twelve Mile
    River Forks
    Broyles
    Singing Pines

    Recreation areas where $5 fee applies only for boat launching: 

     Georgia

    Big Oaks
    Poplar Springs

    South Carolina

    Friendship

    ADDITIONAL BOAT LAUNCHING AREAS  

    D - Courtesy Dock         L - Ramp Security Light

    Georgia

    Carters Ferry (D)
    Cleveland
    Crawfords Ferry (D)
    Duncan Branch
    Jenkins Ferry (D)
    New Prospect (D)
    Paynes Creek
    Powderbag Creek
    Rock Springs
    Walker Creek

     South Carolina

    18 Mile Creek (D, L)
    Apple Island
    Camp Creek (D)
    Choestoea (D,L)
    Denver (D)
    Double Springs (D)
    Durham
    Hatton's Ford (D, L)
    Jarrett
    Martin Creek (D)
    Tabor
    Townville (D)
    Coneross(D, L)
    Glenn Ferry (D, L)
    Richland Creek (D, L)
    Weldon Island (D, L)

    Notice:   Many ramps are open seasonally, or may be closed due to high or low lake levels. Please go to BOAT RAMP STATUS to find out if your desired ramp is open.

    America the Beautiful Pass Program

    Notice:  As of January 1, 2007 the Federal Government no longer issues Golden Age or Golden Access Passports.  These discount cards have been replaced by the "America the Beautiful Senior Pass" and the "America the Beautiful Access Pass".  Golden Age and Golden Access Passports are still accepted.

    You may be eligible for a discount on day use or camping fees! Learn More:                   
                 

                                                                          America The Beautiful...                   

                                       Senior Pass                                                            Access Pass                   

      
                                    America the Beautiful Pass Senior                                      Access Pass

     

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