Lake Hartwell State Park
19138-A HWY 11 S | Fair Play, SC 29643 | Phone: 864-972-3352 |

Things To Do

Skiing on Lake Hartwell


  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing in Lake Hartwell for largemouth bass, crappie, bream, stripers, hybrid bass, catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.


  • Boating and Boat Access : Two boat ramps provide private boat access to Lake Hartwell. There is also a newly-installed courtesy dock in the boat launch area, now available for use.


  • Wireless Internet Access : Complimentary wi-fi is available at the park visitor center for park guests.

  • Playground Equipment : Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop : The park visitor center is open year-round and includes limited grocery items, camping supplies, clothing and other souvenirs.

  • Picnic Shelters : Yes
  • Playground : There are two playgrounds located on the park for visitor use. One is located in the day-use area and the other in the campground.

  • Swimming : Swimming is permitted in Lake Hartwell at your own risk. There is no designated swimming area and no lifeguards on duty.

  • Bird Watching : Bird watching is best suited along the park nature trail. Various birds can be spotted including hawks, owls and other birds of prey.

  • Geocaching : Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.


  • Walking/Nature Trails : There is a 3/4-mile nature trail located on the park.