Elijah Clark State Park

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This park is located on the western shore of 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. With its boat ramps and accessible fishing pier, it is especially popular with anglers and boaters. A sandy swimming beach welcomes visitors to cool off during Georgia summers. Rental cottages are located on the lake’s edge, and the spacious campground is nestled into the forest. Tent campers will enjoy extra privacy in the walk-in section.
Elijah Clark State Park is named for a frontiersman and Georgia war hero who led pioneers during the Revolutionary War. A log cabin replica of the Clark home displays furniture, utensils and tools circa 1780 and is open weekends April through November. Visitors can also view the graves of Clark and his wife, Hannah.


GPS Coordinates:

N 33.8540080 | W -82.4095420
Located 7 miles northeast of Lincolnton on Highway 378.

2959 McCormick Highway
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Lincoln County



Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Aug 27, 2016 until Oct 22, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Elijah Clark State Park
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Junior Ranger
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Elijah Clark State Park
Ages from 6-12 years of age will learn about animals that live in the water. Pull a seine through the lake to see smaller fish. Build your own raft and take it home with you. Whose boat will float the best? Plan on getting wet and having fun. Wear appropriate clothing and bring your water shoes...  $20.00 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Labor Day Blast
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 2 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10 AM to 10 PM
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Elijah Clark State Park
Our weekend will start with canoeing 2:00 PM-4:00 PM on Friday September 2, 2016 cost $10.00. Friday 9:00 PM we will have a night hike. Saturday September 3, 2016 starts off with archery at 10:00 AM cost $5.00. Street Art 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Come show us your art work and bring your own chalk... $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Elijah Clark State Park
Join a guided tour of Clark Hill Lake and enjoy a peaceful paddle under the bright moon. enjoy the night sky as you star gaze and hear the different night sounds. The program will go on if it is cloudy or light rain. Meet at bathhouse 1 to receive your life jackets. Time 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm  $10.00 - Person or $15.00 - for a canoe $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Elijah Clark State Park
We will begin the day with a beach sweep; Help us clean the shoreline beginning at 8 am. At 10 am our kids fishing rodeo begins. Kids fifteen and younger will enjoy fishing in a stock cove. The fun will continue from 12 pm- 2 pm with a kids bouncy house and water fun. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Junior Ranger Camping 101
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Elijah Clark State Park
Teach our Junior Rangers how to set up a tent properly, share with them tips on camping, lightning safety, and what to do if they get lost in the woods. Learn about snake awareness and the different species we have in Georgia.  $20 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Fall Fest
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 4 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
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Presenter/Location: Elijah Clark State Park
Fall Fest kick off begins Friday night with movies. Saturday at 10 am we will offer archery with scarecrows & pumpkins. Starting at 4 pm Fall Fest activities include pumpkin bowling, mini-golf, hayrides, apple bobbing, bouncy house, ring the scarecrows & more...  $3-$20 varies on activities $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Haunted Park
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Elijah Clark State Park
Our haunted park will start off with movie night on Friday. Archery Saturday morning will include witches & ghosts. Saturday we will have a costume contest and Halloween activities which will include Elijah Clark house tours, witches & ghosts mini-golf, ring the monsters and more...  fees vary for activities from $3 - $5 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Amy Elam