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Tugaloo State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-356-4362

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Situated on a wooded peninsula, Tugaloo’s cottages and most campsites offer spectacular views of 55,590-acre Lake Hartwell in every direction. Some cottages even have private boat docks for overnight guests.  Tent campers can choose between the developed campground or primitive sites located a short walk from the parking area.  During summer, the lake is a popular destination for swimming, water skiing, sailing and boating. Both the Sassafras and Muscadine hiking trails wind through oak, walnut, mulberry and cherry trees.
Tugaloo State Park boasts a six-lane mega ramp used for large fishing tournaments and easy lake access. Fishing is excellent year-round, and large-mouth bass are plentiful. The name “Tugaloo” comes from an Indian name for the river which once flowed freely prior to the construction of Hartwell Dam.

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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

    • 393 Acres
    • 20 Cottages ($145) -- #17, #18 and #19 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 105 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$32) – cable TV hookups, some sites close during winter
    6 Yurts ($70)
    • 11 Walk-In Campsites ($23)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($40)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $115)
    • Pavilion (seats 80, $80)
    • 55,590-Acre Lake with Swimming Beach and Bathhouse

    • Boating – 6-lane megaramp, 2 smaller ramps
    • Fishing
    • Lake Swimming
    • Hiking – 4 miles of trails
    • Canoe and Kayak Rental (seasonal)
    • Volleyball
    • Tennis
    • Horseshoes
    • Miniature Golf (fee)
    Weddings (park approval required)


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Handicapped Accessible Summer Music Series
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
We will have two bands at the Beach Pavilion, Yonah Pickers and The Nearly Normal String Band. The concert is free, but the bands will pass the hat for donations. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Solar Astronomy
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEver wanted to look at the sun’s flare-ups and spots safely? Join the world’s largest Solar Astronomy outreach program with us. Also, if you want to take a picture of the Sun, bring your camera because a complete imaging setup will be available for you to take your own picture of the Sun. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Ssslithery Snakes
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Join Don Burdick and his awesome snakes at the Nature Hut. Don will be discussing snake identification, habitat, habits, and more. This is a safe family friendly program. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Night Time Astronomy with the Atlanta Astronomy Club
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Join the Atlanta Astronomy Club at picnic shelter #5 to view the night sky through telescopes. Members of the club will be on hand to assist. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Summer Music Series
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Bob Thomason, master dulcimer musician and storyteller, will be at the park's Beach Pavilion. Bring the kids and enjoy an evening by the lake. Event is free, but Bob will be passing a hat for donations. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Full Sturgeon Moon Hike
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunWear sturdy shoes, bring a flashlight and met us at the Muscadine Trail near the Tennis Court for a Full Moon Hike. Bring your camera and the Naturalist will show you a great place to take a picture of the moon over Lake Hartwell. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Family Sand Castle Tournament
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLooking for something the whole family can do together? Grab your sand pails/shovels and join us at the park's beach for a little friendly competition. Judging begins at noon and prizes will be given for top three sand castles. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Wildlife and Hunting in Georgia
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Want to learn more about Georgia’s Wildlife? Join game warden Craig Fulghum at the park's Nature Hut to learn about Georgia’s Wildlife and hunting rules/regulations for Georgia. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Tugaloo State Park
1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd
Lavonia, GA 30553
Franklin County

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.499100 | W -083.078100

Take I-85 exit #173 north on Georgia 17; follow park signs to Gerrard Road, turn right. Go 1.5 miles to Ga. Hwy. 328 and turn left. Proceed 3.3 miles to park; entrance on right.

Tugaloo State Park
1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd
Lavonia, GA 30553 View Details

Tugaloo State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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