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Lake Hartwell State Park
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19138 South Carolina 11
Fair Play, South Carolina   29643
(lat:34.4941 lon:-83.0329) map location

Phone: 864-972-3352
Just off of I-85, at the South Carolina-Georgia border, you'll find Lake Hartwell State Park.Thanks to 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell, fishing in this area is renowned by anglers across the state. The lake is inhabited by striped and hybrid bass, largemouth, crappie, bream and catfish.

Besides the superb Lake Hartwell fishing, the park offers a basketball court, publicly accessible boat ramp and hiking. Every type of camping enthusiast will find a site that suits their needs for camping on Lake Hartwell. The park is one of a few in the state to offer the unique, single room camper cabins, which offer guests without camping gear an opportunity to experience the feel of camping on Lake Hartwell.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.
The camping area provides easy access to the shoreline of Lake Hartwell. All sites are convenient to hot showers and restrooms.
Lake Hartwell State Park has two camper cabins available for rent on a year-round basis. These cabins provide the camping experience for those who prefer a roof over their head.

Lake Hartwell State Park is located near Anderson, Central and Clemson

The picnic shelter is ideal for groups up to 75 people.

This handicap accessible facility includes an enclosed kitchen.
Nature Trail

DescriptionOn this short, but hilly, out-and-back dirt path through a quiet forest of pine and oak, you will wind along a ravine,creek and passscenic views of Lake Hartwell. As you climb steep terraces constructed by farmers who harvested crops on this land generations ago, watch for snakes, green lizards, squirrels, fox, a variety of birds, and other wildlife amid fern and brightly colored wild flowers. When the trail ends at the park road, you have the option of returning the way you came, or turning right on the paved park road to loop back to the parking area.Trail parking and the trailhead itself begins across the road from the Visitors Center Parking Area, adjacent to the Park Shelter.

Kingfisher Trail

Description Located alongside a beautiful cove, this short trail offers visitors a chance to stretch their legs and enjoy a short walk through the woods. The trail begins in the corner of the Day-Use parking area look for the sign that reads KINGFISHER TRAIL and ends up at the scenic 140 foot fishing pier. Along the trail you will find a picnic table andvarious spots to fish. A restroom facility is also located nearby.

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