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 Corps of Engineers-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 many "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 three state parks, five marinas, and 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

Hart County
Open Year-round                           

Amenities
               

                 

Anderson County
Open Year-round               
 

Amenities

Hart County               
Park Open May 1 - Labor Day
Ramp Open Year-round               

Amenities              

Anderson County
Park Open April 1 - Sept. 30
Ramp Open Year-round

Amenities        

Hart County
Park Open Year-round
Camping Open May 1 - September 30

Amenities           

 

Pickens County
Park Open May 1 - Labor Day
Ramp Open Year-round

Amenities       

      

Franklin County
***Day Use Area Closed***
Ramp Open Year-round
               
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
Broyles
Singing Pines

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

 Georgia

Big Oaks
Poplar Springs

South Carolina

 

ADDITIONAL BOAT LAUNCHING AREAS  

D - Courtesy Dock         L - Ramp Security Light

Georgia

Carters Ferry (D)
Cleveland (D)
Crawfords Ferry (D)
Duncan Branch
Jenkins Ferry (D)

Mary Ann Branch (D, L)

New Prospect (D)
Powderbag Creek (D)
Rock Springs (D)

Spring Branch (D)
 

 South Carolina

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

Glenn Ferry (D)
Hatton's Ford (D, L)
Jarrett
Martin Creek (D)

Richland 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 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 about purchasing "America The Beautiful" Senior and Access Passes here.                  
                                                   

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