Northeast Georgia Mountains / Hartwell

Paynes Creek Campground

518 Ramp Road
Hartwell, GA 30643

706-856-0300 | 888-893-0678

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.  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. 8.

Info & Amenities

  • Activities


    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Shower Facilities

    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