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Address: Hartwell, GA
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Wonderful View and Relaxing spot!

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... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Matthew H
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Starr, South Carolina
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Starr, South Carolina
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 blast! Free Southern style weekend fun!

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1 Thank Matthew H
North Canton, Ohio
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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!

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1 Thank Nini124
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Tina O
Akron, Ohio
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 is awesome.

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1 Thank Gina H
Hartwell, Georgia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Fishing, skiing, boating, scuba diving ... one of my favorite Georgia lakes. There are many well maintained campgrounds surrounding this relatively clear and deep lake. There is a neat mountain bike trail near Paynes Creek Campground and right on the other side of the great big slab of concrete trout swim. A healthy looking reservoir from a layman's perspective.

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1 Thank tnhikr44
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I have returned to our favorite campground on Lake Hartwell, Watsadler Corp of Engineers campground. Even though we live less than an hour from here, this is our favorite place to camp! Beautiful environment, well maintained, wonderful staff, and so Relaxing! This campground is only 5 miles from Hartwell, Ga. It is convenient for restocking, also has plenty... More 

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1 Thank Diana H
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Good for exercising and walking the dam. It's beautiful at sunset and very relaxing. There are picnic tables with grills. The water bottom is rocky and muddy. No beach area. No lifeguards. There is a boat dock and there are restrooms which are not the cleanest I've seen. There is a playground for the kids. There ate pavilions available and... More 

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1 Thank Elaine J
Hartwell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

I have walked the Dam on hundreds of occasions and still peer forward to the ensuing opportunity. Experience the unsullied country air and optimistic faces of the many fitness sentient Hartwell region residents. Take a moment to adore the sunset at one of the parks picnic tables, a fantastic way to cool down after an invigorating walk.

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1 Thank Bernie N
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

I grew up in Townville. A good friend of mine moved roughly a mile or so away from the dam. It's beautiful. It's probably one of the best spots in all of Anderson. Lake Hartwell has always been my go to relaxation point.

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3 Thank bearlove129
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Walking is great but can get rather monotonous without music or a partner. The sunsets are breathtaking over the water. Wouldn't go by myself for safety reasons.

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