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Hartwell Dam and Lake

Hartwell, GA
+1 864-353-3438
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Beautiful lake with no crowds.

Beautiful lake with small islands that you can park your boat on. Some sandy areas for small... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Athens, Georgia
Cleanest dam I've ever seen

This is a great place to walk around. This was the cleanest dam that I have ever seen but I am from... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Detroit, Michigan
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Hartwell, GA
+1 864-353-3438
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful lake with small islands that you can park your boat on. Some sandy areas for small children and the fishing is great!

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a great place to walk around. This was the cleanest dam that I have ever seen but I am from Michigan and it seems that down south they care more about keeping their lakes and nature areas clean. I did see that some...More

Thank eurasianchick87
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is by far one of the cleanest lakes I've ever fished. No floating trash or excessive debris on the bottom to snag a hook on and it's a pleasure to boat on.

Thank Traveltruth1
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Enjoyed walking around the dam. Great place to take pictures.nice riding around and seeing both sides of dsm, just a relaxing place.

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Hartwell Dam is an almost magically place! The view and the scenery especially from the South Carolina side is awesome! Great place to picnic, go for a walk or run or bike ride! Bring your pets or a Frisbee or a kite and have a...More

1  Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

One of the prettiest & most scenic lakes I've been to in S.C./GA area. Love how there are many, many islands to "park" your boat on. Then get out & swim! Not a huge fan of the orange clay, but I can deal with it!

1  Thank Nini124
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful area! Lots of walking and views for photography. Views include both top and bottom of dam and river.

1  Thank Tina O
Reviewed 16 August 2016

There's a lot to do on the lake. Fishing, swimming, boating etc. The dam is large and you can walk up the steps to the top. You are allowed to walk to the side of the dam. Some areas are off limits, but the view...More

1  Thank Gina H
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Fishing, skiing, boating, scuba diving ... one of my favorite Georgia lakes. There are many well maintained campgrounds surrounding this relatively clear and deep lake. There is a neat mountain bike trail near Paynes Creek Campground and right on the other side of the great...More

1  Thank tnhikr44
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I have returned to our favorite campground on Lake Hartwell, Watsadler Corp of Engineers campground. Even though we live less than an hour from here, this is our favorite place to camp! Beautiful environment, well maintained, wonderful staff, and so Relaxing! This campground...More

1  Thank Diana H
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17 April 2017|
Response from Matthew H | Reviewed this property |
Personally I think the view is better from the South Carolina side. However, the difference isn't huge either way.