Elijah Clark State Park

Elijah Clark State Park
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Park 706-359-3458

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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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Spring Clean Elijah Clark State Park
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Friends and Family of Elijah Clark State Park if you like volunteering this is a good time to help out with some clean up to get ready for another fun camping season in the 2017 year. Clean up time will start at 9:00 AM hope to see you there! 11:00 AM bring your crafty ideas cause we will be making kites and trying to get them to fly. Cost $3.00 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Apr 1, 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.
Spring Into Green Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Canoe around the park waters edge to see what's Green Scavenger Hunt. You will have 2 hours to find as many hidden treasures that you can. Starting point will be at the bath house down by the canoes. Your list will be given to you at that time. You can work alone or in teams of 2. You must be able to take pictures with your phone or other device.  $ 10 - $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Star Trek Weekend
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 9 AM to 6 PM
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 9 AM to 6 PM
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with other Trekkies. Watch marathons of Original Series, Enterprise, Next Generation and Deep Space Nine on park cable, plus movie marathons at Forward 10 (our group shelter). We'll have a costume contest, a Captain Archer archery contest, mini-golf and more. Click for details. $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 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 2 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.
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