Lake Hartwell -   Western border between Georgia and South Carolina  


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Lake Hartwell is a 56,000 acre reservoir built and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and hydroelectric power production. Hartwell is the 4th most popular lake in South Carolina with several state parks and numerous lake businesses along its shoreline. Lake Hartwell is located on the western border between Georgia and South Carolina. It was built in the 1960's by damming the Savannah River. The US Army Corps of Engineers has built numerous recreation areas and boat ramps along the shoreline. 

There are plenty of marinas, campgrounds, and state parks along the shores of this massive reservoir. Because Lake Hartwell is crossed by I-85, it is easily accessible from many areas in South Carolina. Also, visitors from Atlanta GA or Charlotte NC can visit Lake Hartwell within a couple of hours or less.



  • Project Management U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Full Pool Elevation 660 Feet Above Mean Sea Level
  • Dam Height 204
  • Dam Length 18,000 Feet
  • Maximum Depth 176 Feet (SCDHEC)
  • Mean Depth 45 Feet (SCDHEC)
  • Numerous Boat Ramps

Hartwell Dam - Army Corps of Engineers photo.  Public Domain Photo.


Lake Hartwell Fishing Reports
 Angler Guide Lake Hartwell Fishing Report      
Probass Fishing Report Lake Hartwell


Lake Hartwell Links 

Lake Hartwell Video - August 13, 2010 near SC Highway 24

Lake Hartwell August 13, 2010 near SC Highway 24

 Lake Hartwell Lake Level - US Corps of Engineers  
 US Army Corps of Engineers Lake Hartwell Page

Lake Hartwell Lakehouse Rentals

Lake Hartwell Photo Gallery by Danny Norwood 
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