lake hartwell parks

lake hartwell parks



Let your children climb the monkey bars and slide down the slides while you prepare for the afternoon picnic at the park. Sit in the shade and delight in fresh produce from the local markets. Let the whole family play. Select your region to view our variety of picnic areas and playgrounds in the Lake Hartwell area.

Georgia Hartwell Region | Georgia Toccoa Region | South Carolina Clemson Region | South Carolina Anderson Region
Georgia Hartwell Region
Bishop Park
705 Sunset Drive
Athens, GA
www.accleisureservices.com/bishoppark
706-613-3589
Playground, swimming pool, paved walking path, basketball courts, and tennis complex.
Sandy Creek Park
400 Holman Rd
Athens, GA 30607
www.sandycreekpark.com 706-613-3631
On Lake Chapman, opened Tues. through Sun., hours vary by season), park entrance fee is $2 per person (kids under 4 and seniors are free) and disc golf fee is $1 per person. This pleasant park has a beach, playground, fishing pier, tent camping sites, dog runs, picnic area, horse trails, boat ramp, hiking trails, disc golf course, seasonal inexpensive canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals; basketball and tennis courts.
Memorial Park
293 Gran Ellen Dr. (In the Five Points Area)
Athens, GA
www.athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow
706-613-3616. Playground, outdoor swimming pool, picnic places, restrooms, dog area, a lake and nature trail. The path around the lake is great for kid’s bikes and strollers. Bear Hollow Trail free zoo is also in this park.
memorial park
Satterfield Park
3028 Cherokee Road
Athens, GA
www.accleisureservices.com/satterfield
706-613-3589
Tennis courts, playground and batting cages.
Southeast Clarke Park
4440 Lexington Road
Athens, GA
www.accleisureservices.com/southeast
706-613-3871
Open Daily 8am to sunset
Huge World of Wonder Playground (on Whit Davis Rd.), Tennis courts, nature trails and Skatepark of Athens which is for both skate boards and BMX bikes (anyone under 12 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times).
hartwell dam Big Oaks Recreation Area on Hartwell Dam
located 1 mile passed the Savannah River/Lake Hartwell Dam on the GA side or 5 miles from Hartwell, GA.
Free. Playground, picnic area, restrooms, boat ramp and facilities for handicapped. Small visitor’s Center, where you can request to watch a short informative film on the building of the dam.
Kids can ride bikes and you can walk dogs on a leash. On the dam you are open to the elements (there is no shade and no protection from the wind) so on cold days it is really cold. Wear a coat, sunscreen; bring a hat, etc…
Elrod Ferry Recreation Area
From Hartwell GA, go north on US Hwy 29 for 2.5 miles
On Lake Hartwell: boat ramp, courtesy dock, restrooms, picnic area, playgrounds, volleyball court, swimming beaches and handicapped facilities
Hart County Rec. Dept
200 Clay Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
www.hartcountyga.org/recreation
706-376-8528
Tennis, playgrounds, basketball goals, batting cages, picnic shelters and baseball/softball fields
Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area
330 Hart Rd.
Hartwell, GA
North of Hartwell on Hwy 29, turn left on Ridge Rd and go 2 miles
www.gastateparks.org/Hart 706-376-8756/800-864-7275
On Lake Hartwell: 78 tent, trailer and RV sites, electrical/water, picnic areas, restrooms, playground, 2 swimming beaches, 2 boat ramps, docks, store, fishing, hiking and biking (1.5 mile multi-use trail).
Victoria Bryant State Park
1105 Bryant Park Rd.
Royston, GA 30662
www.gastateparks.org/info/vicbryant
706-245-6270
800-864-7275
Golf, camp sites, hiking trails, picnic areas, swimming pool, playground
Georgia Toccoa Region
Moccasin Creek State Park
3655 GA Hwy 197
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Near the Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
www.gastateparks.org/info/moccasin
706-947-3194/800-864-7275
On Lake Burton, playground, seasonal canoe/Jon boat rental, fishing, hiking, RV and tent camping, boat ramp, dock and wheelchair accessible fishing pier.
lake hartwell area parks
Watson Mill Bridge
State Park
650 Watson Mill Rd
Comer, GA 30629
3 miles South of Comer, on GA Hwy 22
www.gastateparks.org/info/watson
706-783-5349/800-864-7275
You can see an 1880’s covered bridge while hiking on one of the easy trails that start at the concessions area, picnic area, campsites, horse stalls, horse trails, no horse rentals, bike trail, fishing, canoe and pedal boat rentals
Laurel Park
3100 Old Cleveland Hwy (Hwy 129)
Gainesville, GA
Exit 24 off of I-985, turn left on Jessee Jewell Pkwy, turn right on Limestone Pkwy, turn right on Hwy 129
www.hallcounty.org 770-535-8280
Playground, water playground for small children ($1), restrooms, tennis courts, picnic areas, boat ramp and a 1 mile walking trail
River Forks Park
3500 Keith Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA
www.hallcounty.org
706-531-3952
Beach, tent and RV camping, playgrounds
Tugaloo State Park
1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd.
Lavonia, GA 30553
Exit 173 off I-85, follow signs
www.gastateparks.org/info/tugaloo
706-356-4362/800-864-7275
On Lake Hartwell, swimming beach, playground, tennis courts, picnic areas, fishing, boat ramps, hiking trails, miniature golf, volleyball, horseshoes, seasonal canoe rentals, camping, RV, cable TV, electrical/water, dump station, store and cottages.
lake hartwell covered bridge

Hurricane Shoals Park, Heritage Village & Covered Bridge
416 Hurricane Shoals Rd
Maysville, GA
www.hurricaneshoalspark.org/hurricaneshoals

Henderson Falls Park
Henderson Falls Rd
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-1334
Just North of Toccoa on Hwy 17 (behind Toccoa Elementary School)
Waterfall, tennis courts, playground, walking trail and picnic area.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
www.gastateparks.org
706-754-7970/7979
A canyon that is 2 mile long and almost 1,000 feet deep, hiking, mountain biking, 1.7 mile paved “rails to trails” bike path, suspension bridge, lake with a beach, camping, swimming, fishing, tennis and picnic area
South Carolina Clemson Region
Abernathy Park
Nice board walk on Lake Hartwell, public city courtesy boat docks, restrooms, picnic area and playground, within walking distance of downtown Clemson.
abernathy park
Central-Clemson Recreation Center
130 Commons Way (off Hwy 93 between Clemson and Central)
Central, SC 29630
www.centralclemsonrec.com 864-639-1111
Indoor pool. Membership not required. You can pay $6.50 a day for adults and $2.50 for kids 6 and under
Twelve Mile Recreation Area
Near Clemson, from Hwy 123 turn onto Hwy 132, travel 1 mile
www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes
On Lake Hartwell: boat ramp, courtesy dock, restrooms, picnic area, swimming beach, playground and facilities for handicapped.
Fair Play Recreation Area
I-85 South, exit 2 turn left recreation area is at the end of this road
Fair Play Rec Website
$4 per car
On Lake Hartwell: boat ramp, restrooms, picnic area, swimming beach and playground
Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area
19138-A Hwy 11 South,
Fair Play, SC 29643
I-85, exit 1, Hwy 11 toward Walhalla, ½ mile, look for signs
$2 for adults, under 15 free
www.southcarolinaparks.com 864-972-3352
On Lake Hartwell: Playground, nature trail, fishing, restrooms, picnic area, camping sites, cabins, RV, electrical/water, dump station, boat ramps, store, laundry area and they accept reservations. The park’s Information Center displays vintage fishing equipment.
cleveland park Cleveland Park
150 Cleveland Park Dr. (Cleveland Park at Washington St.)
Greenville, SC 29601
864-467-4300
Fantastic playground, picnic areas, tennis & volleyball courts and walking/biking path.
McPherson Park
On the north end of N. Main St at East Park Avenue
Lighted tennis courts, playground, free miniature golf course (bring your own equipment or rent for $1 from senior center located in park), restrooms, picnic area, ½ court basketball
Paris Mountain State Park
2401 State Park Rd (off US 25)
Greenville, SC 29609
www.southcarolinaparks.com
864-244-5565
5 Miles north of the city, this hillside park has pedal boats on lakes, stocked fishing ponds, picnic areas, biking and hiking trails
Century Park
3605 Brushy Creek Rd
Greer, SC 29650
Between Hwy 14 and Buncombe Roads
Playground, 18 holes of Disc Golf, picnic area and walking track
Oconee State Park
624 State Park Rd.
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
www.southcarolinaparks.com
864-638-5353
Fishing, swimming, picnicking, carpet golf, boat rentals, RV/tent camping, cabins and hiking trails. They consist of the Lake Trail, which is a 45 min. nature walk around the park’s lake, the Oconee Trail which is an easy to moderate 3 hour round trip hike with lake and beaver pond views, the Old Water Wheel Site Trail which is a moderate 2.5 mile hike and the 3 hour strenuous Tamassee Knob trail, which takes you to the top of Tamassee Mountain and provides great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Barrett’s Place Playground
In Veterans Park on Lebanon Rd
Pendleton, SC
Fairly new shaded playground, new restrooms and picnic tables are available. The wooden structures in this playground replicate historic buildings in Pendleton. It includes a climbing wall, speed boat sandbox, swings, slides and monkey bars. Short paved trail for walking.
barretts place playground
Playground of Promise,Picnic Area & Nature Trail
Large playground with unique equipment, tennis court, covered bridge and restrooms
From downtown Pickens take Hwy 178 north, after ½ mile turn left on Homestead Rd, playground is on the left
Nature Trail is a 2.5 mile easy walk along Town Creek (parking for trail is on West Jones Ave. off of Hwy 178 North). Shaded trail can also be accessed from behind
Table Rock State Park
158 E. Ellison Lane (off Hwy 11)
Pickens, SC 29671
www.southcarolinaparks.com
864-878-9813
Playground, swimming area in small lake, hiking trails, stocked lakes (loaner poles available at the visitor’s center), rental kayaks, picnic area, store, cabins and campsites.
The park’s trails start at the small nature center. The Carrick Creek trail is a moderate 1.9 mile loop, the Pinnacle Mountain Trail is a strenuous 3.3 mile hike and the Table Rock Trail is a strenuous 3.5 mile hike to the top of the mountain.
falls park High Falls Park
671 High Falls Rd
Seneca, SC 29672
864-888-1488
7am to dark
On Lake Keowee, the 1830 historical Alexander/Cannon/Hill House is here as well as camp sites, boat ramp, fishing pier, miniature golf, playground, horseshoes, volleyball, park store and a softball field.
South Cove Park
Seneca, SC 29672
864-882-5250
7am to dark
On Lake Keowee, camp sites, boat ramps, handicapped accessible fishing pier, sandy beach, miniature golf, horseshoes and 4 tennis courts
Friendship Recreation Area
From Townville go 1.5 miles West on SC 24, follow park signs
On Lake Hartwell: swimming beach, boat ramp, courtesy dock, restrooms and picnic areas.
South Cove County Park
415 S. Pine St.
Walhalla, SC
Between Seneca and Walhalla, on Hwy 28 turn North onto Hwy 188
www.scmountainlakes.com
864-882-5250/864-688-1488
On Lake Keowee: Playground, swimming, camping, electric, water, horseshoe pits, fishing, beach, restrooms, picnic area, tennis, volleyball, boat ramps, a handicapped fishing pier, an antebellum grave yard, no alcohol allowed.
Chau Ram County Park
US Hwy 76 North,
near Westminster
www.scmountainlakes.com
864-647-9286
7am to dusk
On Chauga River, 40 foot waterfall, suspension bridge, swimming, picnicking, hiking, biking, tubing, canoeing, kayaking (four major sets of rapids lie within the park waters), fishing and camping
South Carolina Anderson Region
Broyles Recreation Area
(in Anderson area)
Close to I-85 exit 11, go East on Hwy 24, on Right
On Lake Hartwell: boat ramp, restrooms, picnic area, swimming beach and playground.
broyles recreation area
Darwin H. Wright Park
Close to exit 21 off I-85, go East, off Hwy 178 (Liberty Hwy)
Anderson, SC
Open March – Oct.
Playground, picnic area and swimming beach on Lake Hartwell. Restrooms, 9 hole disc golf course, boat ramp, dock, handicapped accessible fishing pier
The Kid Venture Playground
at Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center
3027 Mall Rd
Anderson, SC 29625
864-260-4800
Large wooden play structures on 1 acre of play space and it’s good for kids of all ages. Picnic areas, restrooms, nice walking/jogging/nature path near a small pond where you can feed the ducks.
sadlers creek state park Sadler’s Creek State Park
940 Sadler’s Creek Rd
Anderson, SC 29626
12 miles South of I-85 on SC 187
www.southcarolinaparks.com
866-345-park/864-226-8950
$2 for people over 16
Playground on Lake Hartwell, picnic area, restrooms and short nature trail are located by the park office/picnic shelter. Boat ramp, campground, water/electrical, dump station and mountain bike trail
River Forks Recreation Area
Corp of Engineers
Anderson, SC
Off Hwy 187 near Old Robert’s Church Rd, follow signs
May 1 – Oct 1, 6am – 10pm
$4 per vehicle, $3 boat launching fee
On Lake Hartwell: Good swimming beaches, playground, restrooms, picnic areas, boat ramp and facilities for handicapped
Singing Pines Recreation area
(in GA Anderson area)
Swimming beach, picnic areas, a playground, bathrooms, boat ramp and facilities for handicapped on Lake Hartwell.
Starr SC – Playground
With walking path
On Hwy 81
No restrooms or picnic tables
playground