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Hartwell is a lakefront community that offers a wide range of water-based activities, such as swimming, boating, kayaking, and fishing. Additionally, residents can enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, and other outdoor activities. The community may also organize social events, such as concerts, festivals, and community gatherings.  Visit the Hart County Chamber of Commerce site for a list of upcoming events.  Hart County Chamber of Commerce, GA (




Lake Hartwell

Fishing at Lake Hartwell is an experience like no other. With its diverse range of fish species, including largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and more, there is plenty of opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to reel in a big catch. The lake’s deep, clear waters make it an ideal destination for fishing year-round, and its many coves, inlets, and islands offer a variety of habitats to explore. Whether you prefer to fish from the shore or a boat, Lake Hartwell has something for everyone. So grab your tackle box, hit the water, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.


Downtown Hartwell

Downtown Hartwell is a charming and historic area located in the heart of Hartwell, Georgia. Known for its quaint small-town feel, the downtown area is lined with unique shops, restaurants, and boutiques, offering visitors a delightful shopping and dining experience. The Main Street is home to several annual events and festivals, including the Hartwell Christmas Parade and the Hartwell Spring Fling, which attract visitors from all over the region. Visitors can also explore the rich history of the area by visiting the Hart County Historical Museum, which showcases the area’s past through exhibits and artifacts. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, Downtown Hartwell is a must-visit destination that offers something for everyone.

Other Area Attractions

Basecamp Hartwell is located within a comfortable drive of other area attractions. Whether your day journey includes hiking, shopping, visiting regional vineyards or taking in some of the many pleasant communities within a couple of hours drivetime, Basecamp Hartwell can easily serve as your starting point.

Shopping opportunities include visiting downtown Greenville, SC, Asheville, NCTanger outlets in Commerce, North Georgia Premium Outlets . No trip to the region is complete without taking a stroll through the charming downtowns of celebrated college towns Clemson and Athens.

Are you looking to take in some natural scenery? Just over a 2 hour drive, you can visit the most popular National Park in America…Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Amicolola Falls is another popular destination for spectacular views of one of the tallest waterfalls in North America. For more natural beauty, be sure to check out the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the Country. The southern start to the Parkway begins just 2 hours from Basecamp Hartwell.

If sampling some of the delicious wines around the area fit your tastes, please visit this list of wineries located near Basecamp Hartwell, put together by our friends at AARP (link to local wineries).

Be sure to visit the unique mountain town of Helen, Georgia. Helen is a mountain town in northeast Georgia, known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings. Trails run through the Chattahoochee National Forest to the Anna Ruby and Raven Cliff waterfalls. In Smithgall Woods State Park, Dukes Creek is known for trout.

North Georgia and Upstate South Carolina is home to a number of small breweries that often have great food and music. Downtown Hartwell is home to Southern Hart Brewing and Lake Hartwell Guide has put together a unique “Lake Hartwell Ale Trail” to assist you finding the best breweries in the area.

There is no shortage of adventures near Basecamp Hartwell, both on the lake and off. Once you have the opportunity to enjoy the region, we have no doubt that you will find that there are many reasons to visit us again! We look forward to hearing about your adventures.