Local Area Attractions Near Hartwell Lakeside KOA Holiday
Our campground is located directly Lake Hartwell. The majority of our campsites are either located on the water or come with a view of the beautiful lake. Bring your boat as some sites have lake front anchorage. We have a private boatramp and plenty of parking for your trailer.
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.
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