Tugaloo State Park

Reservations (800) 864-7275
Park (706) 356-4362

FACILITIES AVAILABLE for November 11-14:
RV/Tent Campsites, Cottage, Pavilion, Group Shelter, Picnic Shelter

(as of November 9, 2010 - updates are posted on Tuesday)

Situated on a wooded peninsula, Tugaloo’s cottages and most campsites offer spectacular views of 55,590-acre Lake Hartwell in every direction. Some cottages even have private boat docks for overnight guests. Tent campers can choose between the developed campground or primitive campsites located a short walk from the parking area.

Fishing is excellent year-round, and large-mouth bass are plentiful. During summer, the lake is a popular destination for swimming, water skiing, sailing and boating. A six-lane megaramp with restrooms and trailer parking opened in July 2010.  Both the Sassafras and Muscadine trails wind through oak, walnut, mulberry and cherry trees. The name “Tugaloo” comes from an Indian name for the river which once flowed freely prior to the construction of Hartwell Dam.

Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM


  • 393 Acres
  • 105 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28) - cable TV hookups, some sites close during off-season
  • 5 Primitive Campsites ($15)
  • 20 Cottages ($125-$135) -- #18 and #19 are dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)
  • 7 Picnic Shelters ($40)
  • Group Shelter (seats 80, $105)
  • Pavilion (seats 80, $75)
  • Pioneer Campground ($30)
  • Swimming Beach and Bathhouse
  • Megaramp for boats
  • Tennis Courts

NOTICE: Portions of the campground are closed for the season at the end of November. The entire campground will open in April.


  • GeoCaching
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 2 ramps, plus 6-lane megaramp
  • Hiking - 4 miles of trails
  • Canoe Rental (seasonal)
  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf ($3)




Tugaloo State Park
1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd
Lavonia , GA 30553


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.499100 | W 083.078100

Take I-85 exit #173 north on Georgia 17; follow park signs to Gerrard Road, turn right. Go 1.5 miles to Ga. Hwy. 328 and turn left. Proceed 3.3 miles to park; entrance on right.


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