This lake in the upstate region of Georgia and South Carolina has a reputation as an excellent location for all types of outdoor recreational activities. The lake is created by Hartwell Dam located on the Savannah River seven miles below the point at which the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah. . Extending 49 miles up the Tugaloo and 45 miles up the Seneca, Hartwell Lake comprises nearly 56,000 acres of water with a shoreline of 962 miles. The Corps operates 7 Class A campgrounds, 5 major day use areas as well as many other camping, picnicking and lake access areas. Hartwell Lake affords the avid sports fisherman and the weekend angler equal opportunities for a rewarding fishing experience. The Hartwell area abounds in historical lore, much of which is inherited from the Cherokee Indians and early settlers. The Project Manager's Office and Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Map + Directions
The dam is located on Hwy 29 on the South Carolina/Georgia border. The Hartwell Project Manager's Office and Visitor Center is located 1 mile past the dam on the Georgia side (or 5 miles North of Hartwell, GA. Many lake access areas can be easily reached from I-85.