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Lake Hartwell In South Carolina

Lake Hartwell, South Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

A legendary fishery in the world of competitive bass fishing, Lake Hartwell covers 56,000 acres and has healthy populations of many fish species. Located along the western border of the state, at Anderson, SC, Hartwell Lake has 960 miles of shoreline. More than a half dozen marinas, stores and restaurants are available to enhance your weekend fishing trip or vacation. A couple dozen SC boat launch ramps are conveniently located for easy access. On-the-water boat rentals include pontoon boats, sailboats, ski boats, kayaks and family boats. Lake Hartwell State Park and other campgrounds and RV parks are available in the area. A legendary fishery in the world of competitive bass tournaments, fishing enthusiasts can also pursue 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. Numerous fishing guides offer experienced guide trips on Hartwell.

Area 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


Lake Hartwell State Park Campground - 864 972-3352

Lakeshore RV Resort - 864 642-8711

Carolina Landing RV Resort - 864 972-9892

Lake Hartwell Camping and Cabins - 864 287-3223

Little Creek RV Park - 864 231-5657

Coneross Park Campground - 888 893-0678

Twin Lakes Campground - 888 893-0678

Anderson-Lake Hartwell KOA Campground - 864 287-3161

Wells Highway RV Park - 864 973-3943

Tiger Cove Campground - 864 225-5993

Hartwell Reservoir Map


Fish species found in Lake Hartwell include largemouth bass, spotted bass, redeye bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and chain pickerel.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Redeye bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel

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Local Contact Information

Lake Hartwell State Park
19138 SC-11
Fair Play, SC 29643
864 972-3352

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