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Tugaloo State Park
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"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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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.

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

Tugaloo State Park



Tugaloo's Moonshine "Hidden Gem"
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
Learn about the life of early settlers who once lived at what is now Tugaloo State Park. We will hike near unique remnants of old moonshine stills and see evidence of an old home place located on the park. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Hidden Gem
A Memorable Memorial Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
Join us for a holiday you and your family won't soon forget. Begin with our special "Hidden Gems" event followed by our 3rd Annual Doggie Pageant. Later we'll have Wiffleball on the Baseball field, all culminating with a campfire at the amphitheater, with s'mores, story telling, and campfire songs. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Night Time Astronomy with the Atlanta Astronomy Club
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
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.
Harvest Happenings
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
Join us for a fun time at the amphitheater to celebrate the coming in of fall with hayrides and stories around the campfire. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Steve Barfoot
706-356-4362  Park Manager, Tugaloo State Park

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