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
  • 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

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. 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.



Casually sophisticated—yet warm and welcoming. Cateechee offers lodging, event spaces, & a range of activities like music, golf, fishing & upland game hunting.

140 Cateechee Trail

Hartwell, GA 30643




Hart County Community Theatre

The Hart County Community Theatre is located in a restored railroad warehouse on Historic Depot Street in Downtown Hartwell, Ga. The theatre runs four excellent productions a year as well as a Children's Workshop.

83 Depot St.

Hartwell, GA 30643




Hart County Botanical Gardens

The mission of the Hart County Botanical Gardens is to create a public garden that will be a place of beauty in Hart County that provides enrichment, education, and joy to all who visit. The majority of the planning and work completed at the garden is done by volunteers. The garden also provides educational opportunities for the community in conjunction with the Master Gardener program.

1277 Elberton Highway

Hartwell, GA 30643




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