This park is filled with stunning views of Lake Hartwell. Tugaloo State Park spans an entire wooded peninsula which provides opportunities for lakefront campground sites, a beach for swimming and even a six-lane “mega ramp” for boats to get easy access to the water. The park’s four miles of trails wind through oak, walnut, mulberry and cherry trees. Overnight guests can rent lakeside cottages. Some cottages even have private boat docks. Tent campers can choose between the developed campground or primitive sites. The park also features a pavilion which seats 80 and can be used for weddings, reunions and other celebrations. Reel in a large-mouth bass as you maneuver through the 55,590 acre lake or use you land legs to explore the parks tree-lined nature trails.

The name ‘Tugaloo’ comes from an Indian name for the river which once flowed freely prior to the construction of Hartwell Dam. – Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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 HOURS: Park hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

ADMISSION: $5 Daily ParkPass. You can also all buy an annual pass for $50.

PHONE: 706-356-4362

ADDRESS: 1763 Tugaloo State Park Road, Lavonia, GA 30553


  •  Camping
  •  Paddling
  •  Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Boat ramp
  • Swimming beach
  • Geocaching

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SOURCE: https://gastateparks.org/Tugaloo