Hartwell Lake is one of the southeast’s largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963, the authorized purposes are flood risk management, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation, hydropower production, fish and wildlife protection, and recreation. Each year, millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas, and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences – making Hartwell one of the most visited Corps lakes in the nation [READ MORE].
****In response to COVID 19, visitors to Corps-operated recreation areas are encouraged to follow current CDC guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.****
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Project Office, will re-open the project’s visitor center on May 24th, after more than a year of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hartwell Project Visitor Center closed to the public in March 2020. As COVID-19 conditions improved and vaccines are more available, recent Corps of Engineers guidance allows for re-opening visitor centers in compliance with existing requirements and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visitors must continue to follow CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 mitigation while inside the visitor center.
See full release: https://www.sas.usace.army.mil/media/news-releases/article/2620152/hartwell-lake-visitor-center-to-reopen-may-24/
2020 Shoreline Management Plan
2007 Shoreline Management Plan
Finding Of No Significant Impact