Paynes Creek Campground


518 Ramp Rd.
Hartwell GA 30643

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am

This campground is located on the Tugaloo River arm of Hartwell Lake in Georgia. Paynes Creek offers 44 sites with water and electric hook-ups (50-amp service). 37 of those sites are waterfront! Shower/restroom facilities are conveniently located throughout the campground as well as these additional amenities: dump station, playgrounds, swim beaches, boat ramp, trail. Sites are wooded with vegetation growing between most sites. 

The Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office partnered with the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) to build a 7.6-mile multi-purpose trail at the Paynes Creek Campground area; an additional two miles was added in 2013. The trail is for mountain biking and hiking only.

The trail and one boat ramp are open year round. The campground, including restrooms/showers, playground, swim area and dump station, is open seasonally, typically May 1 - Sep. 30.

Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Boat Launch
  • Public Restrooms
  • Grill on Site
Near Interstate Highway
  • 85
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Partially Accessible
  • Pet-Friendly
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