8.5 Good
     
Lavonia, Georgia

Tugaloo State Park

Lavonia, Georgia



Lavonia, Georgia
Phone: (706) 356-4362

Sites: 113
Recent Rate: $30 5/2016

Latitude: 34.4979801977142
Longitude: -83.0776262283325

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access ?
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

17 Reviews

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Boondock70

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice quiet place to stay! Especially if you opt for an off-water site. You can reserve a site but not a specific one. It's first come first serve which is nice. Camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. Lot spacing was spacious with some shade. Site surfaces are gravel, featuring a fire ring and picnic table. This was our second stay and we enjoyed it. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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KodiakHouse

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

As previously noted, interior roads are very narrow with tight radius turns and are badly broken up by huge tree roots. Potholes and crumbling pavement abounds. But it is a wonderfully quiet park with good AT&T cell phone coverage and a wonderful lakefront setting. Many of the sites are waterfront and the rate I paid was for a waterfront pull-thru site. No traffic noise, no trains, no nearby airports, factories or other sources of noise. Trees might give some sat tv owners fits as they are plentiful and tall. Large motor home or fifth wheel would have trouble with some roads. Some sites have very limited maneuvering room. Park staff was friendly and helpful and restrooms were very clean. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Avoid SR 84 approaching park as it has a very narrow unpaved section. There's a convenience store very close to park entrance. They have two gas pumps that are very easy to drive a trailer through.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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DeltaViking

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Only the condition of the roads keep this from being a "10" park. Excellent staffing. Generous sites have newly laid crushed stone base. Bathrooms very clean, well maintained. Lots of shades from lots of trees. A park employee told us that they have plans budgeted to repair the roads which have been damaged by the tree roots. Plenty of parking available at the recreational sites. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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210jem

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

On Hartwell reservoir with South Carolina across the lake, the lake being the dammed up Chattooga river which shortly becomes the Savannah River. The lake side sites have a great lake view along the seawalls. More sites are further uphill among lots of trees. Some sites level, many sloped and irregular needing RV leveling. The bathhouse had very nice tiled floors, and white paneled walls and ceilings. A real negative are the paved CG roads with many sections badly tree root upheaved making a very lurching jarring stress on your RV. Be careful. Really needs road repair. Good for an overnight and for boaters. Give it a 8 for poor CG roads and unlevel sites. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Motorhome.

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ClassB

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice State run campground, sites are big, bathrooms clean, good showers, and dumpsters placed throughout the campground for easy removal of trash. Lake views are terrific. Staff is very friendly. Roads a bit bumpy. We will stay here again. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Motorhome.

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adamant

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The state park is situated on a peninsula and is quite large, however the campground itself is laid out so that it is somewhat crowded. Since some loops are on a hill-side, there are many sites which feature great views of the open water of beautiful lake Hartwell. Some roads are rough and sites can be small. On Memorial Day it was very busy, lots of kids. Good place to hike, excellent picnic area, activity field, swim beach. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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SRHall

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

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

Only drawback here is you can't get a site until you check in. You can't reserve a specific site. Some locals got here early and put a tent on a premium site to "hold" it and then brought in a giant 5th wheel at 10pm. They should not allow holding a place with a tent. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Wolfcreek1213

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park, great facilities. We love this campground. Family friendly, good fishing, lots of trees and shade, spacious sites. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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NM Full Timer

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has lots of lake front spaces. Roads are narrow and in poor condition. Some spaces are very difficult to maneuver. Park staff including hosts were disinterested, so you are pretty much on you own to find a good spot which can be difficult because the park is quite spread out and not easy to drive through. 30amp service has low voltage and weak breakers. This is the first place we have kicked breakers. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Gastateparkjunkie

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

I am a big GA state park fan and am working my way around to all parks. We have about 10 left. Tugaloo was a nice park but extremely crowded. It caters more to tents and popups than to larger motorhomes. Most sites had cars sticking out all over the roadway and had large groups camping together. The lake is beautiful and the CG host was very friendly. After parking and getting hooked up, he and his wife drove up on their golf cart and suggested a site with a better view (right next to them). We took them up on it and moved. Overall I enjoyed this park but prefer some of the quieter GA state parks. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Motorhome.

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meanderingman

Review Count: 134
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We agree with compliments of other reviewers. Lovely lakeside state park; lake level is up, cable TV is working, TV antenna reception and Verizon signal are good. THE WATER PRESSURE AT OUR LAKESIDE SITE WAS 80 POUNDS WITH NO WARNING AT CHECK IN. Bring your pressure reducer. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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NEW TO RVing

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our 3rd stay here. Park was not as well kept as previous trips. Restrooms were not clean. The playing field needed to be mowed. Cable TV was not working. However, it is a very scenic campground on Lake Hartwell and one of the best in the area to stay. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rightrach

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park! We had a beautiful lake front site that was very private. Parts of the campground had campsites that were close together, but there are some sites that are more private. Hiking trails were nice. We only had to walk 3 sites down to hop on the 3.6 mile trail. The lake level was way down but still very beautiful. Host was very friendly. Campsites and bath houses were all very clean. No issues with security. We saw the host and DNR drive by several times checking on things. Nice amenities - playground, mini golf, horseshoes, volleyball, tennis, canoe rentals, hiking, beach. I would highly recommend this park and will definitely be staying here again! My kids, ages 7 and 11, both gave it a thumbs up as well. Happy Camping! We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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obxblond

Review Count: 108
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 12

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

This is a nice small park on Lake Hartwell. The bathrooms were clean but the sites are sometimes messy. I experienced a security problem - first time at a state park - and I think it could have been avoided if the Camphost was doing his job. I had left for a day trip, leaving my water hose hooked up and a foot mat to dry out from the rain. The camphost noticed a vehicle at my site (camphost site directly across from mine)and did not question (nor call a ranger) when he saw them walking around the area. The camphost then went over to my site AND REMOVED MY SITE TAG which clearly stated I had a reservation until 12/31/07 - two more days of camping left. When I asked him why he did this he said he thought I had left and then noted that I would have to travel in my motorhome since I don't have a toad and he should not have removed the tag. I noticed one of the other Georgia State Park campsite reviews noted an incident of stealing so I guess this is something common at their parks. It's a shame that this happens. Another camper decided to help himself to the wood I had at my site - although not technically stealing I guess but it is VERY rude. I think the camphost at this particular park is not performing his duties and is taking advantage of a free place to live - something that should be evaluated by the Park system. The lower rating is also reflective of the road conditions in the section - VERY buckled in areas that were difficult to get past without knocking the fillings out of your teeth, and the fact that that there are no sewers-only dump station. On the plus side, the park does have cable hookup, which is uncommon at state parks, and having access to local weather alerts (there were tornado warnings nearby) is a BIG plus. I would stay at the park again but with less sense of security. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Motorhome.

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edwardt48

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice State park, Note that 35' Rv/trailer is about the max. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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