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Lake Hartwell In Georgia

Lake Hartwell, Georgia

Boating, camping and fishing.

Extending hundreds of tentacles over a 600 square mile area, Lake Hartwell creates a boating paradise for sightseeing, fishing and water sports. The 56,000-acre lake is located on the north-eastern border of the state, at Hartwell, GA. More than 50 boat launch ramps provide easy access for pleasure boats, pontoons, bass boats and other fishing boats. There are places all around the lake for launching canoes, kayaks and small watercraft. Marinas, stores, restaurants and boat rentals are available to improve your weekend fishing trip or a family vacation for an extended amount of time. Campgrounds and RV parks are available in the area, as well as other lodging choices. Hartwell is a well renown bass fishing lake and is a favorite of many legends of the sport. Anglers can explore 962 miles of shoreline in search of bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, bluegill, sunfish, striped bass and hybrid stripers. Humps, bumps, islands, points, creek channels, ledges and backwaters all over the lake provide cover for the bass and baitfish alike.

Lake Hartwell Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Georgia River Campground - 888 893-0678

Watsadler Campground - 888 893-0678

Payne's Creek Campground - 888 893-0678

Tugaloo State Park Campground - 706 356-4362

Lake Hartwell Map


Fish species found in Lake Hartwell include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, striped bass and hybrid striped bass.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Click here for a GA Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Lake Hartwell
Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area
2509 Bobby Brown State Park Rd
Elberton, GA 30635
706 283-5500

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