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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Moonlight Canoe Trip
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, Aug 7, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 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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Putt-Putt Contest
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Come join the fun as we compete for prizes while playing putt-putt. Who will get the first hole-in-one? Who will have the lowest score? Prizes will be given to those folks and more as we have a fun night of competition on the miniature golf course. $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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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jul 15, 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.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bingo & Ice Cream
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 8:30 PM
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 8 PM
Camping, picnicking or just visiting a friend staying at the park; you are welcome to join us in bingo at the campground. Ice cream sundaes and bingo will turn this summer evening into family fun. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Glow In The Dark Bowling
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 9:30 PM
We are turning our miniature golf area into a glow in the dark bowling alley. Bowling balls will be provided and glow in the dark bowling pins will be set up for your enjoyment. Who will get the first strike? Prizes will be given for a strike, leaving certain pens standing and more. Come as a family or with friends as bowl the night away.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery Contest
Friday, Jul 14, 2017 7 PM
How many balloons can you shoot. Who will get the highest score? We are going to score the number of balloons shot and the targets hit to determine who has high score. The highest score gets a grand prize. There will be two contest one for under 15 years old and the other 15 and above.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
National Moon Day Hike
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 9 PM
The full moon will illuminate the sky as we discover nature in the dark. While hiking we will discover differences in the sights, sounds and smells in the dark compared to the day. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
National Hot-Dog Day
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 6 PM
Miniature golf, hot-dogs, chips and a drink is how we celebrate national hot dog-day. Join us as we celebrate the hot-dog. Play a round of miniature golf and enjoy the celebration.  $6 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Junior Ranger- Splish-Slash
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Junior Rangers will learn canoe safety, how to get back in a tipped canoe and take a canoe adventure. They will have some water fun and finish with a refreshing snack. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Crazy Putt-Putt & Ice Cream
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 8 PM
We are going to have the miniature golf course opened after hours and Play Putt-Putt like never before! Music, prizes, ice cream and a whole lot of fun!  $6 per person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Fun and Canoeing
Friday, Aug 4, 2017 7 PM
Everyone enjoys getting wet in the summer. This water fun activity we are going to have squirt guns, water balloons, sprinklers and buckets of fun. Join us on a canoe adventure that you will not forget.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Putt-Putt and a Movie
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 8:30 PM
Bring a lawn chair and your best golf game, we are playing putt-putt and watching a movie. The putt-putt course is going to be opened after hours for your entertainment. If you get tired of playing putt-putt you can sit back and enjoy the movie.  $6 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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