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Hartwell Lake is one of the southeast’s largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963 as part of a flood control, hydropower, and navigation project, authorized purposes now include recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife management. Each year, millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas, and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences – making Hartwell one of the most visited Corps lakes in the nation

US Army Corps of Engineers

Savannah District

For daily generation times and lake levels call:


Mailing Address

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
100 W. Oglethorpe Ave
Savannah, GA 31401

For regulatory issues or questions, contact



If you would like your lake hartwell related business listed here: Contact Us


Dock Work:

Lake Hartwell Dock Movers

(404) 660-7976



Boathouse Grill

(706) 376-5150


Marinas List:

Big Water Marina and Campground

(864) 226-3339

Clemson Marina

(864) 653-6767

Gordon’s Marine Services

(706) 376-3355

Harbor Light Marina

(706) 356-4119

Hartwell Marina  

(706) 376-5441

Portman Marina Inc

(864) 287-3211