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

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Pet-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup, 50 Amp Elec Hookup, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages