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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Situated on a wooded peninsula, Tugaloo's cottages, yurts and most campsites offer spectacular views of 55,590-acre Lake Hartwell. Some cottages even have private boat docks for overnight guests. Tent campers can choose between the developed campground or primitive campsites located a short walk from the parking area. Fishing is excellent year-round, and large-mouth bass are plentiful. During summer, the lake is a popular destination for swimming, water skiing, sailing and boating. Both the Crow Tree and Muscadine nature trails wind through oak, walnut, mulberry and cherry trees. 

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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    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

Events

  • Tugaloo's Moonshine "Hidden Gem"

    05/28/2016 - 05/28/2016

    Learn about the life of early settlers who once lived at what is now Tugaloo State Park. We will hike near unique remnants of old moonshine stills and see evidence of an old home place located on the park.

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  • Memorable Memorial Day

    Memorable Memorial Day

    05/28/2016 - 05/28/2016

    Join us for a holiday you and your family won't soon forget. Begin with our special "Hidden Gems" event followed by our 3rd Annual Doggie Pageant. Later, we'll have wiffleball on the baseball field, all culminating with a campfire at the amphitheater, with s'mores, storytelling, and campfire songs.

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  • Doggie Pageant

    Doggie Pageant

    05/28/2016 - 05/28/2016

    Join us for a "Doggie Pageant"€ to benefit the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter. The director of NEGAS will be with us to help judge the show. All contestants will be entered into a raffle drawing to win a doggie treat basket.

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  • Fire on the Lake, Sunset Paddle

    Fire on the Lake, Sunset Paddle

    06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

    Join the Naturalist by the cove at the park office for a sunset paddle on Lake Hartwell. Witness the sapphire blue waters be set ablaze by the reflection of the sinking sun upon the gentle wake. Be sure to bring towels, water, snacks, and don't forget the camera.

    Saturday, Jun 4, 2016
    7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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  • Folk Roots, Shoreline Hike - National Trails Day

    Folk Roots, Shoreline Hike - National Trails Day

    06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

    Join the Rangers at the Sassafrass Trail head to delve into the folk roots of the Piedmont Region. We will walk to an old homestead, all the while sharing the stories of those that came before us along the way. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes, water, and snacks.

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  • Shoreline Cleanup

    Shoreline Cleanup

    06/11/2016 - 06/11/2016

    Meet the Rangers at the park office to assist them in promoting; sustainability, cleanliness, and Environmental protection, by helping them to clean up trash and debris from Tugaloo's shoreline.

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  • Night Time Astronomy with the Atlanta Astronomy Club

    Night Time Astronomy with the Atlanta Astronomy Club

    08/20/2016 - 08/20/2016

    Join the Atlanta Astronomy Club at picnic shelter #5 to view the night sky through telescopes. Members of the club will be on hand to assist.

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