Lake Hartwell State Park

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Lake Hartwell State Park
Lake Hartwell State Park seen from the highway.jpg
Nearest city Fair Play, SC
Coordinates 34°29′41″N 83°01′54″W / 34.494739°N 83.031638°W / 34.494739; -83.031638Coordinates: 34°29′41″N 83°01′54″W / 34.494739°N 83.031638°W / 34.494739; -83.031638
Area 680 acres (3 km2)
Created 1976
Camp sites tent, RV, cabins
Hiking trails yes
Website http://southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell/introduction.aspx

Lake Hartwell State Park, formerly known as Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area, is a park located in Oconee County, South Carolina, near the community of Fair Play.[1] The park was created in 1976, the majority on land leased from the United States Army Corps of Engineers with a small portion of land purchased from various private owners.[2]

The 680-acre (3 km2) park has 14 miles of shoreline on Lake Hartwell. Two boat ramps provide boaters access to the lake. While the park focuses on fishing and boating, it also has a playground, areas for picnicing, hiking trails and sites for camping. Two cabins are also available for rental throughout the year. An information center features a display of vintage fishing equipment.[3]

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  1. ^ Vici DeHaan (1996). State Parks of the South: America's Historic Paradise ; a Guide to Camping, Fishing, Hiking, & Sightseeing. Big Earth Publishing. pp. 298–299. ISBN 978-1-55566-167-0. 
  2. ^ "History of South Carolina State Parks (1992)" (PDF) (PDF). Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Things to Do". Retrieved December 1, 2013.