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

    1 of 8
  • Beach swimming at Tugaloo State Park

    2 of 8
  • Cottage at Tugaloo State Park

    3 of 8
  • Fishing and canoeing at Tugaloo State Park

    4 of 8
  • Volleyball at Tugaloo State Park

    5 of 8
  • Camping at Tugaloo State Park

    6 of 8
  • Miniature golf at Tugaloo State Park

    7 of 8
  • Tennis at Tugaloo State Park

    8 of 8

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


  • Great Tugaloo Egg Hunt

    Great Tugaloo Egg Hunt

    04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017

    Join us at the beach pavilion for our annual egg hunt. Once again the Easter Bunny dropped all of his eggs, and now he needs your help to find them. This event will be divided up into age brackets. 3-5 years, 7-9 years.

    read more

  • 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.

    read more

  • 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.

    read more

  • 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.

    read more