Lake Hartwell

Lake Hartwell

One of the most popular lakes in the southeast, Lake Hartwell sits on the South Carolina-Georgia state line. The second U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir to be built on the Savannah River, Lake Hartwell has 56,000 acres of water and is surrounded by over 23,000 acres of public land. Lake Hartwell is a fishing hotspot due to outstanding opportunities to catch three species of black bass, striped and hybrid bass, black crappie, and bream. Other recreational opportunities include camping, hunting, and boating.

General Information

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Miles of Shoreline: 962
Acres of Surface Water: 56,000
Counties Lake is Within: Anderson, Oconee, Pickens
Average Depth: 45 feet
Maximum Depth: 185 feet
Boat Ramps: 45
Fish Attractors: 11
Fishing Access Locations: 2
Fishing Loaner Tackle Locations: 1
Fish Stocking
Marinas with Pumpouts: 5
Owned and Managed by: US Army Corps of Engineers