Recreation areas on Hartwell Lake to open for seasonal hunting

USACE, Savannah District
Published Aug. 25, 2021

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open 10 recreation areas for hunting during the regular state-designated seasons.

Three of its larger Georgia recreation areas will open for archery and small game hunting during the regular 2021-2022 Georgia hunting season. These areas include:

Recreation area

Georgia county

Size of area

Hartwell Dam Quarry Area


410 acres

New Prospect Park


34 acres

Jenkins Ferry Park


31 acres


The Hartwell Dam Quarry is restricted to archery equipment only during deer and turkey seasons. Hunters must call the Corps office (888-893-0678) to be added to a Corps hunting list in lieu of obtaining a paper permit. Hunting regulations, license requirements, and seasons set by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will apply. Information on regulations is available from the state’s Region 2 office at 770-535-5499.

Small game hunting is allowed in all areas listed above, but only outside the deer and turkey seasons. Hunting for small game is restricted to shotgun only with number 4 shot or smaller. Waterfowl hunting is prohibited. Hunting for deer and turkey is restricted to archery equipment only – all firearms are prohibited. Areas will be open on a walk-in or boat-in only basis. No motorized vehicles will be allowed within the gated area. Only portable stands and blinds are acceptable and must be removed from public land after the season.

Seven Corps areas form part of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Fant’s Grove Wildlife Management Area for hunting. Hunters should contact SCDNR for information on licenses, seasons and bag limits at 864-654-1671.

Recreation area

South Carolina county

Size of area

South Carolina River


125 acres

Glenn Ferry Park


211 acres

Apple Island Park


107 acres

Townville Park


23 acres

Camp Creek Park


48 acres

Martin Creek Park


60 acres

Choestoea Park


369 acres


Hunting is prohibited in all designated recreation areas in both states except those listed above. All other public lands and waters of the Hartwell Project, including islands, are open to hunting in accordance with Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations and Georgia and South Carolina hunting regulations. Due to safety concerns, big game hunters are encouraged to use archery equipment only when hunting on the islands.

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

Release no. 21-020