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Hartwell Picnic Shelters

Recreation Areas - Picnic Shelters



For reservations call toll-free 877-444-6777 or
12 Mile Shelter #1   Big Oaks Shelter   Broyles
12 Mile Shelter #1 Big Oaks Shelter Broyles

Picinic Shelters and Day Use Recreation Area Rentals: are available at many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-operated parks on Hartwell Lake. These shelters and day use areas are ideal for family reunions, birthday parties, church picnics, civic group meetings, company picnics, and other group outings.

Reservations are made by calling the the National Recreation Reservation Service toll-free at 877-444-6777, or online at  For general questions you may call the Hartwell Lake Office toll-free at 888-893-0678, however, reservations can no longer be made through this office.  Reservations must be made a minimum of 2 days in advance and can be made up to 360 days in advance.

Payment of reservation fees must be made in full at the time the reservation is placed by credit or debit card.  A $10 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation more than 14 days in advance.  There are no refunds if you cancel your reservation within 14 days of your scheduled arrival date.

Parking is not guaranteed, and in some areas may be limited. Also, most areas do require a $5 area use fee for each vehicle entering the park. This fee is not included in the reservation fee, except for the person making the reservation (must also possess confirmation letter).

Federal Park Regulations: Complete rules and regulations are from Title 36, Part 327, Rules and Regulations Governing Water Resources Developement Projects, and posted at bulletin boards in parks and copies are available at the Hartwell Lake Office.



General Park Rules:  

  • Please observe posted park operational hours (6 a.m. – 10 p.m.).

  • All vehicles shall be parked in designated parking locations, and operated on authorized roadways only.

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

  • All pets must be penned, caged, on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length, or otherwise physically restrained.

  • Possession of loaded firearms or fireworks is prohibited in Corps of Engineers parks.

  • The use of any amplification equipment, or loud audio devices, is prohibited.



Capacity: 48 
Reservation Fee: $50
Tables: 8    Grills: 2

  • River Forks #2 (Photo)

    Capacity: 32 
    Reservation Fee: $50
    Tables: 4     Grills: 2
  • River Forks Loop A 

    Capacity: 122
    Reservation Fee: $100
    Tables: 8+  Grills: 2+
  • Singing Pines #1 (Photo)

    Capacity: 50 
    Reservation Fee: $50
    Tables: 4     Grills: 1
  • Singing Pines #2 (Photo)

    Capacity: 48
    Reservation Fee: $50
    Tables: 8    Grills: 2
  • Twin Lakes #1 (Photo)

    Capacity: 36
    Reservation Fee: $50
    Tables: 3     Grills: 1
  • Twin Lakes #2 (Photo)

    Capacity: 72
    Reservation Fee: $50
    Tables: 12   Grills: 2



* Some areas require an additional $5 are use fee for all vehicles entering park.