Lake Hartwell State Park SC

by | Jun 29, 2019

Joan and I are fond of state and federal parks. Sometimes we’re looking for a quiet place to escape where others are located in areas that feed our tour desires. Lake Hartwell State Park gave us one of those great places to escape. A beautiful campground found in South Carolina just minutes from the Georgia State line.

Camp Sites

Lake Hartwell State Park is located on the edge of a massive 56,000 acre lake spanning across two states. The Park provides two types of camping styles from the hideaway in the woods to lake side lots. A wide range of activities are supported for boating, fishing, hiking or just casual relaxation.

We found a wide variety of camping supported by 115 sites. There was a variety of back-ins and pull-throughs for the smallest pop-up to large Class A’s. Our 40 foot 5th wheel and long bed dually F-350 fit our wooded camp site with ease. Many of the pull-through sites were at least 75 in length. One added benefit was all roads and campgrounds were paved with many having nice graveled areas for common space, the picnic table and fire ring.

Budget Friendly

At the time of this blog, the cost per evening was $24 a day. We found that to be a bargain. All sites offered 30 amps of electric and water with 2 dump stations as you exit the campground. Our 5th wheel is equipment with a residential refrigerator, two air conditions and a microwave, plus Joan will primp with a 1500 watt hair dryer. Attempting to use two of any of these high-power electric appliances at the same time while connected to a 30 amp connection, just won’t work and will trip the outside breaker every time. Just being conscious of what appliance needs to be used, caused no issues with power and really wasn’t an inconvenience.

Campground Amenities

What impressed us most was all of the amenities offered by the campground – great common space at the park office with free Wi-Fi, a camping store, $1 washer and dryers, boat ramp, fishing pier, lake side picnic areas and an abundance of clean bathhouses close to the campsites.

Lake Hartwell State Park was a great find for camping – family friendly, easy on the budget, with all the lake activities for a fun weekend or week long escape.

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