Classic South / Lincolnton

Elijah Clark State Park

2959 McCormick Hwy.
Lincolnton, GA 30817

706-359-3458 | 800-864-7275
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This park is located on the western shore of 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. With its boat ramps and accessible fishing pier, it is especially popular with anglers and boaters. A sandy swimming beach welcomes visitors to cool off during Georgia summers. Rental cottages are located on the lake's edge, and the spacious campground is nestled into the forest. Tent campers will enjoy extra privacy in the walk-in section.
Elijah Clark State Park is named for a frontiersman and Georgia war hero who led pioneers during the Revolutionary War. A log cabin replica of the Clark home displays furniture, utensils and tools circa 1780 and is open weekends April through November. Visitors can also view the graves of Clark and his wife, Hannah.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup, Number of Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • First Day Hike and Polar Plunge

    First Day Hike and Polar Plunge

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017

    Join us the first day of 2017 on a three-mile hike through Elijah Clark State Park, then take a plunge into Clark's Hill Lake. Whose brave enough to bare the elements? We will complete the day with a bonfire, hot dog roast and hot chocolate. ($1 for food and drink items.)

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  • Archery for Beginners

    Archery for Beginners

    03/18/2017 - 10/22/2017

    Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017.

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  • Moonlight Canoe Trip

    Moonlight Canoe Trip

    04/11/2017 - 10/05/2017

    Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM - Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA - Register in advance because space is limited. Cost $10.00 per person or $15.00 for a canoe. Meet at the bath house down by the canoes to get your paddles and life jacket.


    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

    Friday, June 9, 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Monday, August 7, 2017
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  • Old Fashioned Easter

    Old Fashioned Easter

    04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017

    Participants will dye eggs from natural dyes made here at the park, play old timey games like egg toss and egg rolls and go on an Easter scavenger hunt; there will be prizes! You can even create a burlap Easter bunny, and younger children can participate in an Easter egg hunt.

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  • Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival

    Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival

    05/04/2017 - 05/06/2017

    Adams Bluegrass, LLC presents the 5th Annual Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival at Elijah Clark State Park. Little Roy and Lizzy will perform all three days. Thursday festivities will include The Band Kelley, The Marksmen, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Jeff & Sheri Easter & Connie Smith. Friday's line-up will include Leroy Troy, The Rebekah Long Band, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage & Daryle Singletary. Saturday's line-up will feature The Jeff Little Trio, The Doug Flowers Band, ... read more

  • Hats Off To America

    Hats Off To America

    07/01/2017 - 07/01/2017

    Come to celebrate our independence with a bicycle parade and many fun contests, such as the best patriotic costume, best patriotic bicycle, watermelon eating contest, golf cart parade, best decorated campsite, water wars, bingo, and an ice cream party.

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