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“Beautiful setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Hartwell State Park

Lake Hartwell State Park
19138-A Hwy 11 S, Fair Play, SC 29643
864-972-3352
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Fair Play
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South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

There is water in the boat ramp when the lake is low. A good place to launch your boat of jet ski. A good place to camp for a few days also.

Visited September 2012
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South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Fun with Family and friends at Lake Hartwell State Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

What a Great place to camp. They have 2 cabins, and 2 RV spots that are side by side. That meant the entire family could be all together. The camping sites are well kept. Clean and very lush with flora and fauna. It was a short walk to the beach area, which was perfect for swimming ! The staff were laid back and very friendly, not up tight about how many cars at the sites. If you pay, as long as the cars fit on your site , let it be, don't be a pain in the A#$. Some state parks have rangers that forget we are there for fun, and if it wasn't for us they would have no JOBS.

Visited July 2012
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Hartwell, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“close to home but something new everytime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

clean and lots of new walkways and paths.lots of signs and staff was very nice.

Visited May 2012
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Georgia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Great park, but the State of Georgia no longer staffs the park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Unfortunately, due to budget cutbacks, this park is no longer officially a state park. It is an outdoor recreation area with self-registration campsites. Some sites have their own boat docks.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“not again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

call it the time of year or the weather or both, but my husband and i were not impressed with this place at all. we both love the autumn, it's our favorite time of year, and had decided to go camping at lake hartwell but were disappointed with the site we reserved that was right on the lake, and the lake itself. maybe at a different time of year or to go there just for a day would be different but we will definitely not be going back to get away and camp there.

Visited October 2011
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