Tugaloo State Park Campground – Lavonia, GA

by | Sep 12, 2020

Joan and I have started our late summer, early fall RV trip. We can’t express how excited we are to be back out again after months of sheltering in place. Our first stop is Tugaloo State Park Campground located on the edge of Lavonia, GA. The campground is about 10 minutes from exit 177 off I-85 just on the edge of the Georgia / South Carolina state line. We had our trip laid out, but at the last minute decided to add an extra week to the trip. We had difficulty finding a camping spot that was open for the week. Fortunately, Tugaloo State Park Campground had one left. Our site doesn’t have the greatest views, but we understood when we made a last minute reservation. There’s still plenty to do – nice hiking trails and a short walk to the lakes edge. No problem! We’re camping again.

The Campground

The campground is located on the edge of the 55,590 acres of Lake Hartwell. The sites are surrounded with a moderate amount of oak, cherry and walnut trees providing great shade from the hot summer sun. There are private boat docks for campers and spaces to park boat trailers. There are a number of well-marked trails and great fishing from the banks and public docks.

This is an older campground. Of the 105 campsites, there is a mixture of large and small sites. There are a series of loops and the roads are a little narrow, but the largest percentages of sites are pull-through. Most of the sites are listed as 30 amps. We were prepared to do the power management budget with limited ACs, watching when we ran hair dryers and microwaves, and then we found the site had two 30 amp connections. Using our dual 30 amp to 50 amp dog leg, we are able to run all things electric. The campsites are electric and water only, but a two lane dump station is provided leaving the campground area. There is a small campground store located near the entrance of the park.

The Area

The town of Lavonia is 10 minutes from the campground. There are a number of restaurants, grocery stores and shops around town. There’s also a hospital in the area.

We work from the road. Verizon and AT&T had good phone service, with AT&T providing the best data throughput from our hotspot.

Tugaloo State Park Campground is a very nice campground offering affordable camping and a great place to escape for a weekend of the max 14 day stay.

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