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part ofHartwell Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


Crescent Group Campground is located along the shores of Hartwell Lake in South Carolina.

Spanning parts of South Carolina and Georgia, Hartwell Lake is one of the largest and most visited public recreation lakes in the Southeast. It comprises nearly 56,000 acres of water and has a shoreline of 962 miles.

Natural Features:

The lake shore is thickly forested with mostly pine, and the lake itself is large with many inlets and coves to explore.

Numerous species of birds call this area home, including waterfowl, shorebirds, woodland birds and even the occasional peregrine falcon and bald eagle.


Fishing is one of the most popular activities at the lake. Sought-after species include largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish, striped bass and hybrid bass.

The lake appeals to boaters of all kinds, whether their specialty is canoeing, sailing or motor boating. Coves and areas of quiet water provide water skiers with excellent surfaces.

Swimmers will find sand beaches and designated swim areas along the shoreline.


Crescent offers two group camp areas, which are ideal for family gatherings and functions. Sites are lakefront with water and 50-amp electrical hookups. Each loop contains a large centrally located pavilion with lights and grills that can accommodate more than 100 people.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is a short drive away from Clemson, South Carolina and Clemson University, offering additional tourism opportunities, along with grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • This is a group campground; sites are reserved by the loop
  • Loop A is for Sites 1-10; maximum number of people is 100; maximum number of vehicles is 30
  • Loop B is for Sites 1-22; maximum number of people is 220; maximum number of vehicles is 66
  • One RV per campsite
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • Learn more about camping at Hartwell Lake
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.38111, -82.81639
34°22'52"N, 82°48'59"W

From Hartwell, Georgia, take Highway 29 east for approximately 8 miles. Turn left onto Ginn Road. Take the first left onto Campers Way and continue straight to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

150 Campers Way
Starr  SC  29684

Phone Number:

Information:  (888)893-0678
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