Northeast Georgia Mountains / Lavonia

Tugaloo State Park

1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd.
Lavonia, GA 30553

706-356-4362 | 800-864-7275
  • Lake Hartwell at Tugaloo State Park

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  • Cottage at Tugaloo State Park

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  • Fishing and canoeing at Tugaloo State Park

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  • Camping at Tugaloo State Park

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Situated on a wooded peninsula, Tugaloo's cottages and most campsites offer spectacular views of 55,590-acre Lake Hartwell in every direction. Some cottages even have private boat docks for overnight guests. Tent campers can choose between the developed campground or primitive sites located a short walk from the parking area. During summer, the lake is a popular destination for swimming, water skiing, sailing and boating. Both the Sassafras and Muscadine hiking trails wind through oak, walnut, mulberry and cherry trees.

Tugaloo State Park boasts a six-lane mega ramp used for large fishing tournaments and easy lake access. Fishing is excellent year-round, and large-mouth bass are plentiful. The name "Tugaloo" comes from an Indian name for the river which once flowed freely prior to the construction of Hartwell Dam.

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

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information


    Group Amenities



    Canoe / Kayak

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome, Yurts

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Tugaloo Bird Walk

    Tugaloo Bird Walk

    05/20/2017 - 05/20/2017

    Clark Jones, president of the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society, will lead a bird walk that is open to birders of all skill levels. We will be walking a park trail, so bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Clark Jones is at The University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

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  • Summer Concert Series

    Summer Concert Series

    05/20/2017 - 05/20/2017

    Come to the amphitheater for Old time Americana, Gospel, and Folk music. Step back to a time when front porch picking and traditional music echoed throughout the Foothills of the Appalachians, inspiring romance, laughter, and fond memories of a simpler time.

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  • Tugaloo Triathlon

    Tugaloo Triathlon

    09/09/2017 - 09/09/2017

    Participants will swim 1.5 kilometers, bicycle 42 kilometers and run 10 kilometers in this Olympic-style event that is exciting for spectators as well as participants. Space is limited, so athletes should sign up early. Co-sponsored by Tri-Atlanta Multisports Association and Friends of Tugaloo State Park.

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