Hartwell Lake visitor center to reopen May 24

USACE, Savannah District
Published May 17, 2021

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Project Office, will reopen the project’s visitor center May 24, 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 reopening 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.

Starting May 24, visitor center hours are:

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday and federal holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day): 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

“The Hartwell Project looks forward to re-opening the Visitor Center to the public and re-engaging on a more personal level with our customers,” Kenneth Bedenbaugh, Natural Resources Program Manager at the Hartwell Project, said. The visitor center is located at 5625 Anderson Highway, Hartwell, Georgia.

For more information, please contact the Hartwell Project Office at 888-893-0678 or go to https://go.usa.gov/xHeQZ.

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Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 21-012