Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Tugaloo State Park

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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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Directions

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.

Address
1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd
Lavonia, GA 30553
Franklin County
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Phone
706-356-4362

Handicapped Accessible Summer Music Series
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
Ever 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
Presenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
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
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.
Handicapped Accessible Summer Music Series
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
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 FunPresenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
Wear 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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
Looking 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
Presenter/Location: Tugaloo State Park
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.
Contacts
Tugaloo Park
706-356-4362  Naturalist, Tugaloo State Park

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