Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Tugaloo State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-356-4362

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Hunt Dates -- The park will be closed December 4-5 for a managed deer hunt.

"The serene setting of Tugaloo State Park is your starting point to creating family memories with spectacular sunrise and sunset views from the shores of Lake Hartwell, exceptional recreational opportunities, rich cultural heritage and natural resources of the Appalachian Mountains Foothills."

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 ($150 - $165) -- #17, #18 and #19 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 105 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$35) – cable TV hookups, some sites close during winter
    6 Yurts ($75)
    • 11 Walk-In Campsites ($25)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $75 - $125)
    • Pavilion (seats 80, $60)
    • 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)


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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