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Hartwell Dam and Lake

Hartwell, GA
+1 864-353-3438
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Very nice lake!!!

We came for the solar eclipse and brought our boat. We fell in love with this lake! The water is... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Clayton, NC
via mobile
Day at the Lake

Nice and quiet. Warm water and soaring bald eagles, privileged to see a fisherman and his 20 pound... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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Hartwell, GA
+1 864-353-3438
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We came for the solar eclipse and brought our boat. We fell in love with this lake! The water is so clean and the lake is huge with tons of boating fun! There's even a beach island to drive your boat up to to hang...More

Thank coverton1
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Nice and quiet. Warm water and soaring bald eagles, privileged to see a fisherman and his 20 pound stripped bass.

Thank DBHolloway
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful lake with small islands that you can park your boat on. Some sandy areas for small children and the fishing is great!

Thank Travelinmom2015
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a great place to walk around. This was the cleanest dam that I have ever seen but I am from Michigan and it seems that down south they care more about keeping their lakes and nature areas clean. I did see that some...More

Thank eurasianchick87
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is by far one of the cleanest lakes I've ever fished. No floating trash or excessive debris on the bottom to snag a hook on and it's a pleasure to boat on.

Thank Traveltruth1
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Enjoyed walking around the dam. Great place to take pictures.nice riding around and seeing both sides of dsm, just a relaxing place.

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Hartwell Dam is an almost magically place! The view and the scenery especially from the South Carolina side is awesome! Great place to picnic, go for a walk or run or bike ride! Bring your pets or a Frisbee or a kite and have a...More

1  Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

One of the prettiest & most scenic lakes I've been to in S.C./GA area. Love how there are many, many islands to "park" your boat on. Then get out & swim! Not a huge fan of the orange clay, but I can deal with it!

1  Thank Nini124
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful area! Lots of walking and views for photography. Views include both top and bottom of dam and river.

1  Thank Tina O
Reviewed 16 August 2016

There's a lot to do on the lake. Fishing, swimming, boating etc. The dam is large and you can walk up the steps to the top. You are allowed to walk to the side of the dam. Some areas are off limits, but the view...More

1  Thank Gina H
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17 April 2017|
Response from Matthew H | Reviewed this property |
Personally I think the view is better from the South Carolina side. However, the difference isn't huge either way.