As the 2017 summer recreation season closes, officials with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers released the annual fall park closing schedule for Hartwell Lake.
Coneross, Georgia River, Oconee Point, and Paynes Creek Campgrounds will close for the season Oct. 1. Crescent and Springfield Campgrounds will close Nov. 1. Twin Lakes and Watsadler Campgrounds will undergo partial closure starting Dec. 1, however selected sites/loops remain open year round.
Camping reservations can be made up to six months in advance by calling 877-444-6777, or online at www.ReserveUSA.com.
The following day use areas closed for the season Sept. 5: Elrod Ferry, Friendship, Poplar Springs, River Forks, Twin Lakes, and Weldon Island. Singing Pines and Twelve Mile Day Use areas will close Oct. 1. Ramp and fishing pier facilities at the above listed locations, and all other Corps-operated access areas not mentioned, will remain open throughout the year.
For additional information, contact the Hartwell Dam and Lake Office toll free at 888-893-0678.
Release no. 17-035