Northeast Georgia Mountains / Elberton

Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area

2509 Bobby Brown State Park Road
Elberton, GA 30635

706-359-3458 | 800-864-7275
  • Clarks Hill Lake

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  • Tent Camping

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  • RV Camping

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This pretty park offers watersports enthusiasts a quiet oasis on 70,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake. Located where the old town of Petersburg once thrived during the 1790s, the park is named in memory of Lt. Robert T. Brown, U.S. Navy, who gave his life in World War II. Petersburg was situated where the Broad and Savannah rivers flow into the Clarks Hill Reservoir, now an outstanding state recreational area. When water levels are low, visitors can see some foundations of the old town and imagine large plantations once flourishing. The park's location on the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River provides excellent boating, skiing and fishing.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Parking Fees $5

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Site Information

    Number of Sites: 61

    Pull-thru Sites: 1

    RVs Permitted: 1

    Tenters Welcome: 1

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages