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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  • 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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  • 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 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


  • Summer Music Series

    Summer Music Series

    07/26/2014 - 07/26/2014

    We will have two bands at the Beach Pavilion: Yonah Pickers and The Nearly Normal String Band. The concert is free, but the bands will pass the hat for donations.

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  • Solar Astronomy

    Solar Astronomy

    07/31/2014 - 07/31/2014

    Ever wanted to look at the sun's flare-ups and spots safely? Join the world's largest Solar Astronomy outreach program with us. Also, if you want to take a picture of the Sun, bring your camera because a complete imaging setup will be available for you to take your own picture of the Sun.

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  • Night Time Astronomy with the Atlanta Astronomy Club

    Night Time Astronomy with the Atlanta Astronomy Club

    08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014

    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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  • Ssslithery Snakes

    Ssslithery Snakes

    08/02/2014 - 08/23/2014

    Join Don Burdick and his awesome snakes at the Nature Hut. Don will be discussing snake identification, habitat, habits and more. This is a safe family friendly program.

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  • Summer Music Series

    Summer Music Series

    08/09/2014 - 08/09/2014

    Bob Thomason, master dulcimer musician and storyteller, will be at the park's Beach Pavilion. Bring the kids and enjoy an evening by the lake. Event is free, but Bob will be passing a hat for donations.

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  • Family Sand Castle Tournament

    Family Sand Castle Tournament

    08/16/2014 - 08/16/2014

    Looking for something the whole family can do together? Grab your sand pails/shovels and join us at the park's beach for a little friendly competition. Judging begins at noon and prizes will be given for top three sand castles.

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  • Jr. Ranger Mini-Camp

    Jr. Ranger Mini-Camp

    08/31/2014 - 08/31/2014

    Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join the Naturalist at the Nature Hut to do two activities towards earning their first Jr. Ranger Badge. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Your State Parks Day - Canoe Races

    Your State Parks Day - Canoe Races

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Ages 12 and up are invited to join us for canoe races in the cove right behind the park's Visitor Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and prizes will be given to the winner of each race. Races are age specific and we will finish off with a Family Race.

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  • Shore Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    Shore Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Help keep Lake Hartwell clean and participate in our annual shore cleanup. Check in at the park's Visitors Center to pick up clean-up equipment and to get an assignment.

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