Tugaloo State Park

Tugaloo State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-356-4362

 

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"The serene setting of Tugaloo State Park is your starting point to creating family memories with spectacular sunrise and sunset views from the shores of Lake Hartwell, exceptional recreational opportunities, rich cultural heritage and natural resources of the Appalachian Mountains Foothills."

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 sites located a short walk from the parking area. During summer, the lake is a popular destination for swimming, water skiing, sailing and boating. Both the Sassafras and Muscadine hiking trails wind through oak, walnut, mulberry and cherry trees.

Tugaloo State Park boasts a six-lane mega ramp used for large fishing tournaments and easy lake access. Fishing is excellent year-round, and large-mouth bass are plentiful. The name “Tugaloo” comes from an Indian name for the river which once flowed freely prior to the construction of Hartwell Dam.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/Tugaloo

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 393 Acres
• 20 Cottages ($150–$165) — #17, #18 & #19 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 105 Campsites ($25–$35) — some sites seasonal
• 6 Yurts ($75)
• 11 Walk-In Campsites ($25)
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Group Shelter (seats 80, $75–$125)
• Pavilion (seats 80, $60)
• 55,590-Acre Lake
• Swimming Beach
• 6-Lane Megaramp
• 2 Boat Ramps

Things To Do & See:

• Boating
• Fishing
• Swimming
• Hiking — 4 miles of trails
• Kayak & Canoe Rental — seasonal
• Geocaching
• Volleyball
• Tennis
• Horseshoes
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Alpine Village of Helen
Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Richard B. Russell State Park
• Blue Ridge Mountains
• Commerce Factory Outlets
• Great Lakes of Georgia
Hart Outdoor Recreation Area
• Hartwell Dam
Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant State Park
Richard B. Russell State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park
• Toccoa Falls
Traveler's Rest Historic Site
• Ty Cobb Museum
Victoria Bryant State Park

Top 100 Fishing Location


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Events
Mushroom Walk
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Come join the Naturalist and the Mushroom Club of Georgia to experience the hidden realm of the unsung heroes of the Natural World, Fungi! Meet at the Nature Hut for an interactive presentation, followed by an interpretive hike where you can put your new found knowledge to the test. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Your State Parks Day - Shoreline Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Meet the Ranger at the Park office to help celebrate your Georgia State Parks by helping us keep them beautiful. We will be walking around the cove behind the Park office picking up litter and trash. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Canoe Races -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Get your paddles ready folks, for a Your State Parks Day tradition; The Canoe Races in the Cove. Register by 3pm for your race. The races will be divided into age groups. Winners of each bracket will receive a prize. We will meet at the Park Office. (Max of ten participants, per age group) 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sundown on the Trail -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Finish off the night by celebrating the Beauty of your Georgia State Parks by watching beautiful streaks of gold, orange, and purple dance upon the gentle waves of Lake Hartwell. Be sure to bring your camera on this 1/2 mile hike along the Crow Tree Trail. We will be meeting at the Nature Hut in the Campground Area. Wear sturdy shoes. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Harvest Happenings
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Join us for a fun time at the amphitheater to celebrate the coming in of fall with hayrides and stories around the campfire. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Tugaloo Quota Hunt
Friday, Dec 2, 2016
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016
The park will be closed for two days to allow for our annual quota hunt. For more information visit www.georgiawildlife.com $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Address/Directions
Tugaloo State Park
1763 Tugaloo State Park Road
Lavonia, GA 30553
Franklin County


GPS Coordinates:

N 34.499100 | W -083.078100
Take I-85 exit #173 north on Georgia 17; follow park signs to Gerrard Road, turn right. Go 1.5 miles to Highway 328 and turn left. Proceed 3.3 miles to park; entrance on right.


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Tugaloo State Park
1763 Tugaloo State Park Road
Lavonia, GA 30553 View Details


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