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Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE

Hartwell, Georgia


518 RAMP ROAD
Hartwell, Georgia 30643
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 43
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.47244
Longitude: -82.97051

Elevation: 764' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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8 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

What can you say about Corps of Engineers campground, fantastic! COE campgrounds never seem to disappoint, always clean, almost always lakeside, with a lot of pull-thru. If I that had anything bad to say it would be that they need to level some sites to prevent blocking your tires...Other than that, pull your chair up and enjoy the lake.. We camped at Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The small town of Hartwell Ga is about 10 miles away with everything you need

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

The lack of a sewer connection is only problem with this nice place. Sites were well spaced and some on the lake were especially nice. Staff was great. We plan on coming back and enjoying the area some more. We camped at Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

About 30 mi north is Tallulah Gorge. Great hiking and beautiful visitas. Highly recommended by me!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We had sites 7, 8 and 9. We loved them all. They had a nice gentle slope down to the lake. The lake was more "sandy" than in many areas on Lake Hartwell which it made it much nicer to enjoy. The sites are very large and shaded. Our boat was easily visible from the campsite. The playground close to us was only swings, but very convenient. The bath house was very clean but very far away. We had to drive to it from our sites. Location is not very close to any dining on the water. Took us over an hour to get to Swamp Guinea by water. It is much closer by land though. Overall we loved this place and will definitely go back again. We camped at Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This is my second review of Paynes Creek. I have to drastically cut my rating because we got stuck in our campsite due to the steep driveways into and out of the campsites, spinning tires on the gravel. Thankfully our site was attached to the next site and those folks were leaving when we were, so we were able to follow them through their campsite. The only site we will be getting again, will be site #7, which has a long flat sweeping driveway in and out of the site. We camped at Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed our stay at Paynes Creek! The campground hosts were very friendly. We stayed on site 30. We were originally staying on site 31 and they had no problem allowing us to switch to 30 because it was more shaded. They also were helpful and let us borrow a tool when we had a problem with our camper. The campground was what I expected from a COE campground-clean, lots of trees, and shady roomy sites. Almost every site is on the water. If you need a Walmart or restaurants there are plenty in a town about 15 minutes away. We would stay again. We camped at Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Another of the excellent COE campgrounds on Lake Hartwell. This campground was smaller than the others I have reviewed here. The bath houses were clean but oddly placed with 1 of them not really near any camping area. Only 1 dump station so it was a wait today and oddly the dumpsters are not at the dump station so required 2 stops before leaving. Most of the sites would required you pre-check the sites to make sure you can access the site with your rig because some of the sites are tight turns and almost all sites had steep entrances and exits to the sites which puts you closer to the water. We camped on site #12 and it was really good (32' trailer) with immediate lake access and million dollar views (no trees between trailer and water). We will be returning Labor Day weekend. We camped at Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

One of several U. S. Corps of Engineers properties resting on the shores of 55,000 acre-plus Hartwell Lake. Thoughtfully designed and very well maintained. A highly regarded campgrounds directory awarded Payne's Creek five stars for beauty, spaciousness, site privacy and security, has gated approach, and they were right. We were in site 21 and could just barely see our neighbors. Daytime noise, not objectionable, mostly from Ski-Doos skimming the lake's surface. At night-- very quiet. Our fourth weekend outing this year, 2007 and Payne's Creek turned out to be the top campground of our travels. We camped at Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is our favorite campground in Georgia, so far. It’s only about a 2-hour drive north of Atlanta, out in the boonies and nicely secluded. Most sights are right on the water, lots of shade trees, very quiet and relaxing. Golf Carts, ATVs, and motorized scooters are prohibited. Camp hosts were very accommodating and shower house was very clean. Interior roads are paved, campsites are large and quite level graveled; each has a nice picnic table and grill. Great place for fishing! We camped at Paynes Creek (Hartwell Lake) COE in a Motorhome.

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