Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area

SELF REGISTRATION CAMPSITES: The self-registration campground is open on a first-come, first-served basis from March 15 until September 15. For more information, call Richard B. Russell State Park at 706-213-2045.

Swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing on Lake Hartwell are prime reasons to visit Hart Outdoor Recreation Area in northeast Georgia. Large mouth bass, hybrid bass, striper, black crappie, bream, rainbow trout and wall-eyed pike can be found in the sparkling waters of this 55,590-acre reservoir. The park’s boat ramps and docks offer easy access to all water sports. Visitors can also enjoy hiking/biking trails and a children’s playground. 
A self-registration campground is open seasonally, with most sites located on the scenic lake shore. Campsites feature water and electrical hook-ups, while hot showers and a pumping station are nearby.
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available at any park office.

    • 147 Acres
    • 61 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($20-$28, some sewage hookups, self registration, seasonal)
    • 16 Walk-In Campsites ($20, self registration, seasonal)
    • Boat Ramp
    • Lake Hartwell

    • Fishing
    • Boating - day-use ramp open year-round
    • Hiking and Bicycling – 1.5-mile trail open year-round
    • Playground


Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area
330 Hart Park Road
Hartwell, GA 30643
Hart County

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.376433 | W -082.910666

From Hartwell, drive north on U.S. Hwy. 29; turn left on Ridge Road and proceed 2 miles to the park.

Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area
330 Hart Park Road
Hartwell, GA 30643 View Details

Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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