Northeast Georgia Mountains / Hartwell

Paynes Creek Campground

518 Ramp Rd.
Hartwell, GA 30643

706-856-0300 | 877-444-6777
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This campground is located on the Tugaloo River arm of Hartwell Lake in Georgia. Paynes Creek offers 44 sites with water and electric hook-ups (50-amp service). 37 of those sites are waterfront! Shower/restroom facilities are conveniently located throughout the campground as well as these additional amenities: dump station, playgrounds, swim beaches, boat ramp, trail. Sites are wooded with vegetation growing between most sites. 

The Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office partnered with the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) to build a 7.6-mile multi-purpose trail at the Paynes Creek Campground area; an additional two miles was added in 2013. The trail is for mountain biking and hiking only.

The trail and one boat ramp are open year round. The campground, including restrooms/showers, playground, swim area and dump station, is open seasonally, typically May 1 - Sep. 30.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day



    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Grill on Site

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Shower Facilities

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)


    Near Interstate Highway


    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup

    50 Amp Elec Hookup

    Dump Station

    Number of Sites: 44

    Pull-thru Sites

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages