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part ofHartwell Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Located at Hartwell Lake, one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation areas, Singing Pines is a summer day-use area that offers an ideal setting for a party, barbecue or simply a day of water activities with the family.

Singing Pines boasts sweeping views of the nearly 56,000 acres of water that comprise Hartwell Lake.

Natural Features:

Hartwell Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers. The dam and lake area boasts nine campgrounds and 15 day-use facilities.

Surrounding vegetation allows for plenty of shade, and the 962 miles of shoreline provide numerous swimming beaches, picnic areas and boat ramps.

Temperatures range from the mid 40s to high 90s from May through September. The lake shore is thickly forested, 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 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 delight in the sand beaches and designated swim areas along the shoreline.


This facility has two reservable group picnic shelters that can each accommodate about 50 guests. Other amenities include a boat ramp with courtesy dock, playground, swimming area and a nearby marina.

Nearby Attractions:

A gas station, convenience store and marina are located within two miles of the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Marina
Know Before You Go
  • Day-use only
  • One vehicle per reservation; additional vehicles are charge a $4 fee
  • Water safety programs may be available; contact the Hartwell Visitor Center at 888-893-0678 for more info
  • 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):
34.44552, -82.7126
34°26'44"N, 82°42'45"W

From Hartwell, Georgia. follow U.S. Highway 29 east for about 6 miles and look for signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

6001 US HWY 29 SOUTH
STARR  SC  29684

Phone Number:

Information:  (888)893-0678
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