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Posted 4/17/2017

Release no. 17-011


HARTWELL, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office will open the following campgrounds and day use areas for the 2017 recreation season on May 1:

  • Oconee Point Campground, Oconee County, South Carolina
    Open May 1 – Sept. 30. The campground is conveniently located only minutes away from Clemson and Townville, South Carolina, with a total of 70 sites (all waterfront). All sites are equipped with electric (30-amp & 50-amp) and water hook-ups. Shower/restroom facilities are conveniently located throughout the park. Other amenities at the park include: dump stations, swim beach, playgrounds, park attendant, and boat ramp with courtesy dock and security lighting.

  • Coneross Campground, Oconee County, South Carolina
    Open May 1 – Sept. 30. The campground is conveniently located on the Seneca River near Townville, South Carolina, with a total of 106 sites, all with electric (30-amp & 50-amp) and water hook-ups. Shower/restroom facilities are conveniently located throughout the park. The following amenities are also available: dump stations, swim beaches, playgrounds, park attendant, and boat ramp with courtesy dock and security lighting.

  • Paynes Creek Campground, Hart County, Georgia
    Open May 1 – Sept. 30. The campground is located only minutes from Hartwell, Georgia, with 44 sites (37 waterfront). All sites are equipped with electric (30-amp & 50-amp) and water hook-ups. Other amenities at this campground include: shower/restroom facilities, dump station, playgrounds, park attendant, 9-mile multi-purpose trail, and boat ramp with courtesy dock and security lighting.

  • Georgia River Campground, Hart County, Georgia
    Open May 1 – Sept. 30. The campground is located on the Savannah River just downstream from the Hartwell Dam, with 13 primitive campsites. Restroom facilities and fishing piers are available within the area.

In addition to the above campgrounds, the following day use areas will open from May 1 – Sept. 5 for the 2017 season. These areas provide picnic shelters, picnic sites, restroom facilities, playgrounds, swim beaches and boat ramps with courtesy dock and security lighting:

 

  • River Forks Day Use Area, Anderson County, South Carolina
  • Weldon Island Day Use Area, Anderson County, South Carolina (no swim beach or playground)
  • Friendship Day Use Area, Oconee County, South Carolina (no picnic shelter)
  • Twin Lakes Day Use Area, Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Poplar Springs Day Use Area, Franklin County, Georgia (no swim beach or playground)
  • Elrod Ferry Day Use Area, Hart County, Georgia 

Reservations for campsites and picnic shelters can be made by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service toll-free at 877-444-6777, or online at www.Recreation.gov. For more information contact the Hartwell Lake Operations Manager’s Office toll free at 888-893-0678.