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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 Rec. Area
    Hart Co.
    Open Year-round

    Amenities
  • Asbury Access
    Anderson Co.
    Open Year-round

    Amenities
  • Elrod Ferry Rec. Area
    Hart Co.
    Open May 1 - Sept 9
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities
  • Broyles Rec. Area
    Anderson Co.
    Open Year-round


    Amenities
  • Georgia River Rec. Area
    Hart Co.
    Open Year-round


    Amenities
     
  • Friendship Rec. Area
    Oconee Co.
    May 1 - Sept. 9
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities
             
  • Glenn Ferry Access
    Anderson Co.
    Open Year-round

    Amenities
  • Poplar Springs Rec. Area
    Franklin Co.
    May 1 - Sept. 9
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities
  • Hattons Ford Access
    Anderson Co.
    Open Year-round


    Amenities
  • Spring Branch Access
    Hart Co.
    Open Year-round
                   
    Amenities
                    
  • Richland Creek Access
    Anderson Co.  
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities
                           

 

  • River Forks Rec. Area
    Anderson Co.
    Open May 1 - Sept 9
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities
                   
  • Singing Pines Rec. Area
    Anderson Co.
    Open May 1 - Sept 9
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities
                    
  • Twelve Mile Rec. Area
    Pickens Co.
    May 1 - Sept 9
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities
                    
  • Twin Lakes Rec. Area
    Pickens Co.
    Open May 1 - Sept 9
    Ramp Open Year-round

    Amenities
                    
     
     

  • Weldon Island Rec. Area
    Anderson Co.
    Open May 1 - Sept 9
                   

    Amenities
                    
     
 
                
     AREA USE FEES

    Area Use Fee Information Brochure  (PDF format)

    How to purchase an Annual Pass

    Annual Pass

    Recreation areas where $4 per vehicle Area Use Fee is charged (All vehicles entering these recreation areas must pay a $4 fee regardless of activity):

    Georgia 

    Elrod Ferry

     

    South Carolina

    Twin Lakes
    Twelve Mile
    River Forks
    Broyles
    Singing Pines

    Recreation areas where $3 fee applies only to those launching a boat: 

     Georiga

    Big Oaks
    Poplar Springs
                       

    South Carolina

    Coneross
    Friendship
    Glenn Ferry
    Richland Creek
    Hatton's Ford
                        Weldon Island                   

    ADDITIONAL BOAT LAUNCHING AREAS  

    D - Courtesy Dock         L - Ramp Security Light

    Georgia

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

     South Carolina

    Apple Island
    Camp Creek (D)
    Choestoea (D,L)
    Denver (D)
    Double Springs (D)
    Durham
    18 Mile Creek (D,L)
    Jarrett
    Martin Creek (D)
    Tabor
    Townville (D)

    Notice:   Many ramps are open seasonally or may be closed due to high or low lake levels. Please go to the BOAT RAMP STATUS site 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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