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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.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 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


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


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Events
Pink Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPut on your hiking shoes, bring your camera/flashlight and join us for a 3/4 mile Full Moon Hike starting at the tennis court parking lot. Also, learn what a Pink Moon is and get a picture of the moon over the lake. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Kids 12 and younger can bring Easter Egg baskets and join us at the beach for hunting treats. Sponsored by Poplar Springs Baptist Church. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Tugaloo Bird Walk
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaClark Jones, president of the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society, will lead a bird walk that is open to birders of all skill levels. We will be walking a park trail so bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Make a Birdhouse for Mom
Saturday, May 10, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Join gourd artist, Sadie Hillis, to make your very own gourd birdhouse. Sadie will show you all the steps to making a beautiful gourd birdhouse; including painting the outside. All materials are provided. Participates must pre-register by May 5th.  $7.50 per gourd $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Flower Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPut on your hiking shoes, bring your camera/flashlight and join us for a 3/4 mile Full Moon Hike starting at the tennis court parking lot. Learn what a Flower Moon is and get a picture of the moon over the lake. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Family Sand Castle Tournament
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 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 to build a family sand castle. Sand sculpting starts at 10am and judging begins at noon. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
NEGAS Doggie Pageant
Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:30 PM
Dress up your pooch and join us for a “Doggie Pageant” to benefit the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter. Registration begins at 1:30pm. Prizes for the top three doggies and raffle drawing for all contestants. NEGAS will have select dogs from their shelter up for adoption.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Summer Music Series
Saturday, May 24, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
THE GEORGIA HIGHLANDERS, a 4 piece Bluegrass Band, will be at the park's Beach Pavilion. This family friendly event is free, but the band will pass a hat for donations. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Water Safety
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Planning on spending time at the lake this summer? Join game warden Craig Fulghum at the park's Nature Hut and learn how to be safe in and around water. Great program for the whole family. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Square Dancing at the Beach
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the Currahee Squares at the park's Beach Pavilion. This square dancing troop will not only show off their square dancing talent, but will let you join in on the fun as they teach you some basic square dancing moves. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Summer Music Series
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
The Atlanta Music Hall of Fame band, Brush Fire, will be at the Park's Beach Pavilion for a fun evening of excellent vocal harmonies and Bluegrass music. Event is free, but the band will be passing a hat for donations. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Strawberry Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPut on your hiking shoes, bring your camera/flashlight and join us for a 3/4 mile Full Moon Hike starting at the tennis court parking lot. Learn what a Strawberry Moon is and get a picture of the moon over the lake. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Basic Photography Workshop
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWant to take better pictures this summer? Join professional photographer Mark Harvell to learn tricks and tips for improving your photography. Mark will begin with inside instruction and then head outside so participates can practice what they have learned. Participates must be 16 or older and pre-register by May 31st by calling the park.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Sssslithery Reptiles
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 3 PM
Snake expert, Don Burdick, will be at the park’s Beach Pavilion. Don will be bring his awesome snake collection to show us as he discusses snake identification, habitant, habits, and more. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Summer Music Series
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
The Cane Creek Band, a five piece bluegrass band, will be at the park's Beach Pavilion. This family friendly event is free, but the band will pass a hat for donations. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 until Friday, Jun 20, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunChildren ages 10 to 12 are invited to join in on the fun! Participates will earn a Jr. Ranger badge through hands-on activities. Must pre-register by calling the park.  $30 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Celebrate the First Day of Summer- Canoe Races
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us to celebrate the first day of summer with canoe races. We will have multiple races for ages 12 and up. Racers will be divided into age groups and we will end with a family canoe race. Prizes will be given for the winner of each group. Arrive by 9:30 am to sign up for your race. All equipment is provided.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Summer Music Series
Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Nelson Thomas, will be at the Park's Beach Pavilion playing flatpick & fingerpick style guitar, old time and bluegrass banjo, harmonica, washboard, and occasionally a little mandolin and/or fiddle. Event is free, but Nelson will be passing a hat for donations. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us for a host of family fun events. Decorate your bike and join in on the Bicycle Parade at 10am. Old Fashion Games begin at 11am. Family Putt-Putt Tournament starts at 3pm and prizes will be awarded to top 3 winners.  $10 per family for Putt-Putt Tournament $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 until Friday, Jul 18, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunChildren ages 6 to 9 are invited to join in on the fun! Earn a Jr. Ranger badge through hands-on activities. Must pre-register by calling the park.  $30 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Summer Music Series
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
The Carolina Ceili, a 3 piece Celtic band, will be at the park's Beach Pavilion. This event is free, but the band will pass a 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 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.
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.
Address/Directions
Tugaloo State Park
1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd
Lavonia , GA30553


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.

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1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd
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