Welcome to the Hartwell Lakeside KOA!

Hartwell Lakeside KOA is located at the former Hart State Park on the Lake Hartwell Reservoir. It is one of the largest lakes in the United States, with a shoreline of 962 miles and 56,000 acres of water, and can be used for swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking and paddle boarding. The campground offers scenic hiking and biking trails throughout with views of nature and the lake shoreline. We offer incredibly beautiful lakefront RV and tent sites, all with electric and water hookups. Our campers have access to our campground beach, boat ramp and courtesy docks on the lake. The City of Hartwell and Hart County offer beautiful downtown Hartwell, with excellent restaurants, unique shops and many local attractions. We look forward to your visit at our Hartwell Lakeside KOA.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 60' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

The Hartwell Dam

The Hartwell Dam & Lake Visitor Center is a great stop for anyone needing more information about one of the Southeast's largest lakes, Hartwell Lake. Big Oaks Recreation Area is located adjacent to the visitor center. At Big Oaks, you will have a great view of Hartwell Lake from the picnic area. Take a walk on a paved (handicap accessible) walking trail that goes along the edge of Hartwell Lake and leads to the top of Hartwell Dam, where you have a scenic view of the lake, dam and the Savannah River.


Historic Downtown Hartwell

Historic downtown Hartwell is a Georgia Main Street City.There are historical antique shops, and specialty stores within the community. Plan to spend a weekend touring homes, shopping and dining at the restaurants. If you head over to Franklin County be sure to stop by the Center of the World located on Hwy 29 South. This is a sacred Cherokee Indian Assembly ground that the Cherokees considered to be the center of the world.


Common Ground

Common Ground is a coffee cafe in historic downtown Hartwell, GA. We serve coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, frappes, ice cream, pastries, snacks. Enjoy indoor seating or our large patio with fire pit.

28 S Carolina Street

Hartwell, GA 30643




Hartwell Speedway

Built in 1969, Hartwell Speedway is situated on the outskirts of rural Hart County.  Legendary drivers, such as Buck Simmons, C.L. Pritchett, Jabez Jones and countless others have all written their history around this 3/8 mile clay oval. Like days of the past, drivers continue to travel from miles around for their chance to compete in the best sport on dirt.  Since purchasing Hartwell Speedway in 2007, Marty and Joyce Lance have prided themselves on creating a family friendly environment at Hartwell Speedway. Throughout their 13 year tenure they have partnered to raise over $50,000 for families in need of help during cancer diagnosis.  They also strive to include children in the racing experience at Hartwell Speedway by hosting monthly power wheel and foot races for children of all ages. They also incorporate several fun activities for children of all ages, such as Easter egg hunts, bicycle races, candy drops, and much more. As you can see, Marty and Joyce Lance work hard to provide a family friendly environment to all ages. You are invited to the best show on dirt every Saturday night.

243 Speedway Rd

Hartwell, GA 30643




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