Elijah Clark State Park

Elijah Clark State Park
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Park 706-359-3458

 
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October–December 2016 Newsletter


This park is located on the western shore of 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. With its boat ramps and accessible fishing pier, it is especially popular with anglers and boaters. A sandy swimming beach welcomes visitors to cool off during Georgia summers. Rental cottages are located on the lake’s edge, and the spacious campground is nestled into the forest. Tent campers will enjoy extra privacy in the walk-in section.
 
Elijah Clark State Park is named for a frontiersman and Georgia war hero who led pioneers during the Revolutionary War. A log cabin replica of the Clark home displays furniture, utensils and tools circa 1780 and is open weekends April through November. Visitors can also view the graves of Clark and his wife, Hannah.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 447 Acres
• 20 Cottages ($150–$165, higher during Masters Week) — #1 & #11 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 165 Campsites ($26–$30)
• 10 Walk-in Tent Campsites ($20)
• Pioneer Campground ($35)
• 4 Picnic Shelters ($30)
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 70 & 175, $85–$200)
• Swimming Beach
• 4 Boat Ramps
• 71,100-Acre Lake
• Log Cabin Museum

Things To Do & See:

• Boating
• Water Skiing
• Fishing
• Swimming
• Canoe Rental
• Archery
• Geocaching
• Hiking — 3.75 miles of trails
• Picnicking
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Playgrounds
• Shuffleboard

Nearby Attractions:

Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Richard B. Russell
Georgia's Classic South
• Graves Mountain
• Hickory Knob Golf Course
• Historic Lincolnton
Mistletoe State Park
Richard B. Russell State Park
• Rocky Branch Golf Course
Robert Toombs House Historic Site
• Savannah Lakes Golf Courses

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Events
Home School Learning Journey - Colonial Christmas
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Come learn how colonial children celebrated Christmas. Did they put up a Christmas tree? What gifts did they get? Tour Elijah Clark's home and see how it is decorated for Christmas. Create a Christmas corn husk angel like children did in the past to put on your tree at home.  $10 per child Pre-registration required $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Colonial Christmas
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4 PM to 8 PM
Bring the family out to the park and have your picture taken with Santa. Remember to bring your own camera. Write a letter to Santa the old fashion way. Cost is $5.00. Enjoy free games, hayrides. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
First Day Hike and Polar Plunge
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Join us the first day of 2017 on a three-mile hike through Elijah Clark State Park, then take a plunge into Clark's Hill Lake. Whose brave enough to bare the elements? We will complete the day with a bonfire, hot dog roast and hot chocolate. ($1 for food and drink items.) $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Get Fit With The Park Ranger
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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We will walk in the Park whether it be on our 3/4 mile Hannah Clark trail,the 3 mile trail,or we may just walk the pavement around the campground. Our walks will last from 45 minutes. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Jr Rangers Wilderness Survival
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Jr. Rangers will learn basic skills to survive in the wilderness. How do you start a fire without a match? Where do you build a shelter? These questions and others will be answered on this adventure. Children will start a fire without a match, build a shelter, set up a tent and create their own survival kit.  $15 first child $10 for each child after $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Heroes of the Hornet's Nest Ceremony
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 12 PM to 2:30 PM
Join in the celebration of the Heroes of the Hornet's Nest. The annual ceremony honors the lives and acts of our Revolutionary War Heroes including General Elijah Clark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Spring Clean Elijah Clark State Park
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Friends and Family of Elijah Clark State Park if you like volunteering this is a good time to help out with some clean up to get ready for another fun camping season in the 2017 year. Clean up time will start at 9:00 AM hope to see you there! 11:00 AM bring your crafty ideas cause we will be making kites and trying to get them to fly. Cost $3.00 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Spring Into Green Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Canoe around the park waters edge to see what's Green Scavenger Hunt. You will have 2 hours to find as many hidden treasures that you can. Starting point will be at the bath house down by the canoes. Your list will be given to you at that time. You can work alone or in teams of 2. You must be able to take pictures with your phone or other device.  $ 10 - $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Shore Leave For Trekkers
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 9 AM to 6 PM
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 9 AM to 6 PM
Elijah Clark State Park and the Friends of Elijah Clark State Park will be offering a celebration of Star Trek in honor of the 50th anniversary of the beginning. During the day, (9-6:00pm of Friday and Saturday) the park's in-house cable channel 21 will be running episodes of the Original Series, Enterprise, the next Generation and Deep Space Nine. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Fool The Fish
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Lets see how many fish we can catch on April Fools Day! Come to the pier with or without your fishing poles. We will have poles for you to use. We will have bait for you to fish with. The cost of the worms is $5.00. Prizes will be awarded for the most caught and biggest fish! $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Junior Ranger Back To The Past
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Our Junior Ranger program Back To The Past will focus on Colonial Life of Elijah Clark and Native American Indians. We will also have fun tie dyeing shirts, making a colonial toy, an Indian toy,candles, archery and canoeing. Three days full of fun activities. Cost $60.00 Must register in advance because space is limited.  $60.00 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
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Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event.  $10–$15 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Old Fashioned Easter
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Participants will dye eggs from natural dyes made here at the park, play old timey games like egg toss and egg rolls and go on an Easter scavenger hunt; there will be prizes! You can even create a burlap Easter bunny and younger children can participate in an Easter egg hunt.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Hats Off To America
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 7 PM
Come to celebrate our independence with a bicycle parade and many fun contests, such as the best patriotic costume, best patriotic bicycle, watermelon eating contest, golf cart parade, best decorated campsite, water wars, bingo, and an ice cream party. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Address/Directions
Elijah Clark State Park
2959 McCormick Highway
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Lincoln County


GPS Coordinates:

N 33.8540080 | W -82.4095420
Located 7 miles northeast of Lincolnton on Highway 378.


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