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


  • Archery for Beginners

    Archery for Beginners

    08/26/2017 - 10/21/2017

    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 until October 21, 2017.

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  • Clean the Picnic Area

    Clean the Picnic Area

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Come join us as we celebrate your state parks day with a beach sweep, remove debris from the picnic area and pick up trash. The park will provide drinks. We ask you to bring gloves and tools. It's amazing what we can get done when we work together.

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  • Moonlight Canoe Trip

    Moonlight Canoe Trip

    10/05/2017 - 10/05/2017

    Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. Register in advance because space is limited. Cost is $10 per person or $15 for a canoe. Meet at the bath house down by the canoes to get your paddles and life jacket.

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  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival

    10/06/2017 - 10/08/2017

    Fall Fest kick off begins Friday night with a family-friendly movie. On Saturday, Junior Rangers will do archery with scarecrows and pumpkins. We will have the traveling trunk at Elijah Clark Cabin. Call the office for more information. Fall Fest activities include a pumpkin patch, mini-golf, hayrides, apple bobbing, bouncy house, ring the scarecrows and more.

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  • Junior Rangers

    Junior Rangers

    10/09/2017 - 10/09/2017

    Bring the kids to the park for fall break. Kids will have a blast participating in archery, apple bobbing, ringing scarecrows and painting a fall theme gourd. Who can hit the most pumpkins in archery? How many scarecrows can you ring? Come join in the fun at the end of the program. Each child will earn a Junior Ranger badge.

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  • Haunted Park

    Haunted Park

    10/27/2017 - 10/28/2017

    Activities will include Elijah Clark house tours, witches and ghosts mini-golf, ring the monsters, hayride and a haunted house which will open from 6-9:30 p.m. Ghosts and goblins archery will be offered at 10 a.m.

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  • Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival

    Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival

    05/03/2018 - 05/05/2018

    Adams Bluegrass, LLC presents the 6th Annual Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival at Elijah Clark State Park. Little Roy and Lizzy will perform all three days.

    For all 3-day ticket holders, there will be a free barbeque and covered dish supper on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with jamming afterwards! Visit for details.

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