Elijah Clark State Park

Elijah Clark State Park
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Park 706-359-3458

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"Elijah Clark State Park, a gem of Georgia’s freshwater coast, offers you a glimpse back at our Revolutionary Era history and abundant recreational opportunities in the beautiful setting of Clarks Hill Lake."

This park is located on the western shore of 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. With its boat ramps and accessible fishing pier, it is especially popular with anglers and boaters. A sandy swimming beach welcomes visitors to cool off during Georgia summers. Rental cottages are located on the lake’s edge, and the spacious campground is nestled into the forest. Tent campers will enjoy extra privacy in the walk-in section.
Elijah Clark State Park is named for a frontiersman and Georgia war hero who led pioneers during the Revolutionary War. A log cabin replica of the Clark home displays furniture, utensils and tools circa 1780 and is open weekends April through November. Visitors can also view the graves of Clark and his wife, Hannah.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 447 Acres
• 20 Cottages — #1 & #11 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 165 Campsites
• 10 Walk-in Tent Campsites
• Pioneer Campground
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 70 & 175)
• Swimming Beach
• 4 Boat Ramps
• 71,100-Acre Lake
• Log Cabin Museum

Things To Do & See:

• Boating
• Water Skiing
• Fishing
• Swimming
• Canoe Rental
• Archery
• Geocaching
• Hiking — 3.75 miles of trails
• Picnicking
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Playgrounds
• Shuffleboard

Nearby Attractions:

Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Richard B. Russell
Georgia's Classic South
• Graves Mountain
• Hickory Knob Golf Course
• Historic Lincolnton
Mistletoe State Park
Richard B. Russell State Park
• Rocky Branch Golf Course
Robert Toombs House Historic Site
• Savannah Lakes Golf Courses

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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. We have 3 time frames 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM  $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Fool The Fish
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Lets see how many fish we can catch on April Fools Day. Come to the pier with or without your fishing poles. We will have poles and bait. Worms are just $5. Prizes will be awarded for the most caught and biggest fish.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Junior Ranger: Back To The Past
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Back To The Past will focus on colonial life of Elijah Clark and Native Americans. We will also have fun tie dyeing shirts, making a colonial toy, an Indian toy, candles, archery and canoeing. Register in advance. Awards will be given on the 8th of April after the program.  $60 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
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Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event.  $10–$15 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Old Fashioned Easter
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Participants will dye eggs from natural dyes made here at the park, play old timey games like egg toss and egg rolls and go on an Easter scavenger hunt; there will be prizes! You can even create a burlap Easter bunny and younger children can participate in an Easter egg hunt.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Herb Garden
Saturday, May 20, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Step back in time and discover how our colonial ancestors used herbs for medicinal purposes. We will take a tour of Elijah Clark's house and learn what our colonial ancestors used to help with a sore throat, tummy ache or tooth ache. Then you will create your own herb garden with jars, wood pellets and paint.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Hats Off To America
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 7 PM
Come to celebrate our independence with a bicycle parade and many fun contests, such as the best patriotic costume, best patriotic bicycle, watermelon eating contest, golf cart parade, best decorated campsite, water wars, bingo, and an ice cream party. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Elijah Clark State Park
2959 McCormick Highway
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Lincoln County

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.8540080 | W -82.4095420
Located 7 miles northeast of Lincolnton on Highway 378.
GA State Route 378 construction has begun on the bridge between Lincolnton, GA and McCormick, SC. This construction will impact traffic coming to Elijah Clark State Park. Traffic is being routed from GA Highway 47 on to Chamberlin Ferry Road to GA Highway 220 to State Route 378. Visitors coming from Augusta and Columbia County on GA Highway 47 east need to turn right onto GA Highway 220 east following it until they reach GA Highway 378 North.

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Elijah Clark State Park
2959 McCormick Highway
Lincolnton, GA 30817 View Details

Elijah Clark State Park