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BIG OAKS, GA

Located at Hartwell Lake, one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation areas, Big Oaks is a summer day-use area that offers and ideal setting for a party, barbecue or simply a day of water activities with the family. Big Oaks boasts sweeping views of...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • $3 per vehicle fee for boat launching
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Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Located at Hartwell Lake, one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation areas, Big Oaks is a summer day-use area that offers and ideal setting for a party, barbecue or simply a day of water activities with the family.

Big Oaks boasts sweeping views of the 56,000-acre Hartwell Lake and true to its name, features large shady oaks throughout the campground.

Natural Features:

Hartwell Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers. The dam and lake area boasts nine campgrounds and 15 day-use facilities that are operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The Hartwell Project was originally authorized for hydropower, flood control, and navigation. Later, recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife management were added.

Surrounding vegetation allows for plenty of shade, and the 962 miles of shoreline provide numerous swimming beaches, picnic areas and boat ramps.

Recreation:

Boating and water sports top the list of popular activities. A two-lane boat ramp is provided for easy lake access.

With multiple trails snaking throughout the shoreline area, hiking and biking are also popular pastimes.

Facilities:

Big Oaks offers multiple picnic areas, complete with shelters, flush toilets and playgrounds. Parking is available on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

A hiking and biking trail is accessible nearby at Paynes Creek Campground.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 19 2014 - Thu Sep 17 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Trails
  • Water Activities
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $80.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $80.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.34028, -82.83278
34°20'25"N, 82°49'58"W

From Hartwell, GA, take Highway 29 south for about 5 miles. The campground is located adjacent to the dam project office.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG OAKS
5823 DAM ROAD
HARTWELL  GA  30643

Phone Number:

Information:  (888)893-0678
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