About Lake Hartwell

Lake Hartwell sits on the borders of Georgia and South Carolina. It is one of the largest and most visited manmade lakes in the southeast. The lake was created by installing an enormous dam across the Savannah River.

Construction of the dam and lake began in the 1950s and took nearly 8 years and $90 million to complete.

The creation of Lake Hartwell and Dam allowed for the production of electricity for surrounding communities as well as flood control for towns located downstream.

Today Lake Hartwell communities are home to over 45,000 people and the lake sees up to 10 million visitors per year.

With that many people, there’s always something fun going on! Even though the lake is busiest in the summer, you’ll still see boaters and fishermen out on the lake through the winter.

Read more incredible facts about Lake Hartwell.

Lake Hartwell Facts - Hartwell dam is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers

Hartwell Dam taken January 2016

About LakeHartwellGuide.com

Lake Hartwell Guide is a privately owned and operated company dedicated to the well-being of the Lake Hartwell community. We were founded in 2018 by local resident, Laura Seabolt.

Our mission is to be an all-inclusive resource for visitors and residents of beautiful Lake Hartwell. We live in the Lake Hartwell area and know just how wonderful our community is.

As we are just getting started, there is still a lot of about our area that we haven’t covered. We are constantly working on updating and improving our site, and new information is added frequently as we increase our content.

If you have a community event or non-profit you’d like us to feature on our site, please contact us at [email protected] lakehartwellguide.com.

Local businesses

We are pleased to list your business on our website for free! Free listings are categorized into lists like: Places to eat in Hartwell, Ga or Where to stay in Clemson, SC.

Your free listing will include:

  • 100-150 words about your business or services
  • A high-res image with permission to post on our website
  • Your contact info (name/phone/website)

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Please visit the contact page for additional opportunities to work with us.