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, Savannah District, released the new Hartwell Lake Master Plan which was approved on October 4, 2021. The Master Plan serves as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities to ensure sustainability of federal land associated with Hartwell Lake. The updated master plan contains an accompanying Environmental Assessment that assessed potential impacts of the revised Hartwell Lake Master Plan on the environment, resulting in a finding of no significant impact.
Finding Of No Significant Impact