Northeast Georgia Mountains / Lavonia

Tugaloo State Park

1763 Tugaloo State Park Road
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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  • Volleyball at Tugaloo State Park

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  • Camping at Tugaloo State Park

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  • Miniature golf at Tugaloo State Park

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  • Tennis at Tugaloo State Park

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  • Beach swimming 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 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. The name Tugaloo comes from an Indian name for the river that once flowed freely before 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


  • National Trails Day - Volunteer Work Day

    National Trails Day - Volunteer Work Day

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    Join fellow volunteers in trail clean up and maintenance projects along the various nature trails along Lake Hartwell. Projects may include gathering trash and debris from the trails, removing low tree limbs, and general trail beautification.

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  • Get Outdoors Day

    Get Outdoors Day

    06/27/2015 - 06/27/2015

    Bring your family for a day of games on the beach, including volleyball, horseshoes, putt-putt and a sand castle building contest.

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  • Your State Parks Day at Tugaloo

    Your State Parks Day at Tugaloo

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Tugaloo State Park will be having family fun to celebrate the end of summer. We will have canoe races in the cove by the park office. After the races, we will also have a volunteer event to clean up the shoreline after a very busy summer season.

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