News: Hartwell campgrounds and day use areas to open May 1
Story by Tracy Robillard
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the opening of the following campgrounds and day use areas at Hartwell Dam and Lake, May 1, 2012:
Coneross Campground, Oconee County, S.C.
Crescent Group Camp, Anderson County, S.C.
Elrod Ferry Day Use Area, Hart County, Ga.
Friendship Day Use Area, Oconee County, S.C.
Georgia River Campground, Hart County, Ga.
Long Point Recreation Area, Hart County, Ga.
Mullins Ford Recreation Area, Oconee County, S.C.
Oconee Point Campground, Oconee County, S.C.
Paynes Creek Campground, Hart County, Ga.
Poplar Springs Recreation Area, Franklin County, Ga.
River Forks Day Use Area, Anderson County, S.C.
Singing Pines Day Use Area, Anderson County, S.C.
Twelve Mile Day Use Area, Pickens County, S.C.
Twin Lakes Day Use Area, Pickens County, S.C.
The Corps of Engineers manages nine campgrounds at Hartwell Lake with a total of 524 campsites. Many of these campgrounds feature amenities such as restrooms, showers, boat ramps, sanitary disposal stations, playgrounds, electric and water hook-ups, courtesy docks, group camping, and designated swimming areas.
For information on Hartwell campgrounds, visit http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/hartwell/camping.html
Hartwell Lake offers 15 Corps-managed recreation areas for people who want to spend the day (or maybe just an hour or two...) at the lake. Because camping is not allowed within these areas, they are commonly referred to as "day use" areas. Most of the day use areas have amenities such as picnic tables, playgrounds, boat launching ramps, courtesy docks, restrooms, picnic shelters, facilities for the handicapped, drinking water and swim beaches.
For information on Hartwell Day Use Areas, visit http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/hartwell/dayuse.html
Reservations for campsites and for picnic shelters located within day use areas can be made by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service toll-free at 877-444-6777 or online at www.Recreation.gov.