Elijah Clark State Park

Elijah Clark State Park
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Park 706-359-3458

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"Elijah Clark State Park, a gem of Georgia’s freshwater coast, offers you a glimpse back at our Revolutionary Era history and abundant recreational opportunities in the beautiful setting of Clarks Hill Lake."

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.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 447 Acres
• 20 Cottages — #1 & #11 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 165 Campsites
• 10 Walk-in Tent Campsites
• Pioneer Campground
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 70 & 175)
• 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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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jun 17, 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. We have 3 time frames 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM  $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
National Trails Day Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 PM to 9:45 PM
We will explore the sounds and smells of the night. You may even hear an owl hoot or a coyote’s howl. Bring a flashlight for safety, however we will not be using them through the hike. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Junior Ranger Camp will be a three day camp for children ages 6-12 to experience the outdoors through a variety of activities. Day 1: Children will master the skill of archery and learn pioneer games and crafts. Day 2: Children will participate in a GPS scavenger hunt and make a T-shirt craft. Day 3: Children will canoe and play water games.  $60 for one child $45 per child for two or more. 706-359-3458.
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, Aug 7, 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.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 9 PM to 10 PM
Join a guided tour of Clark Hill Lake and enjoy a peaceful paddle under the bright moon. Enjoy the night sky as you star gaze and hear the different night sounds. The program will go on if it is cloudy or light rain.Life jackets and paddles provided.  $10.00 - Person or $15.00 - for a canoe $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Get Outdoors and Canoe
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Get outdoors, get wet and have a great time enjoying the beauty of Clark’s Hill Lake by canoe. If you get too hot, you can even take a dip in the lake. Life jackets and paddles provided.  Cost 10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Canoe Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Have you ever gone on a scavenger hunt via water? Canoe the shores of the park for items listed on the scavenger hunt list. Prizes will be rewarded.  Cost $10 per person or $15 per canoe $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Butter Making and Candle Making
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Visit Elijah Clark’s House on a guided tour then make candles and butter like the colonist did during the Revolutionary Era.  Cost $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Putt-Putt Under The Stars
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Our miniature golf course will be open after hours for this family event which will include music, wacky golf games and prizes. Who will be the first person to make the hole blindfolded? Have you ever shot a hole on your belly? All this and more will be included in this evening of putt-putt under the stars.  $6 per participant or $20 for a family of 4. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Crazy Putt-Putt
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
We are going to have the miniature golf course opened after hours and Play Putt-Putt like never before! Music, prizes and a whole lot of fun!  $6 per person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Canoe Safety
Friday, Jun 23, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Have you ever canoed before? Are you a bit nervous about being in a canoe? Your fear could be turned into fun as you learn how the safety of canoeing. Be prepared to get wet.  $10 per person or $15 per canoe $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Putt-Putt Contest
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Come join the fun as we compete for prizes while playing putt-putt. Who will get the first hole-in-one? Who will have the lowest score? Prizes will be given to those folks and more as we have a fun night of competition on the miniature golf course. $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.
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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.
GA State Route 378 construction has begun on the bridge between Lincolnton, GA and McCormick, SC. This construction will impact traffic coming to Elijah Clark State Park. Traffic is being routed from GA Highway 47 on to Chamberlin Ferry Road to GA Highway 220 to State Route 378. Visitors coming from Augusta and Columbia County on GA Highway 47 east need to turn right onto GA Highway 220 east following it until they reach GA Highway 378 North.

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Elijah Clark State Park
2959 McCormick Highway
Lincolnton, GA 30817 View Details

Elijah Clark State Park