Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area

Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area

Swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing on Lake Hartwell are prime reasons to visit Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area in northeast Georgia. Large mouth bass, hybrid bass, striper, black crappie, bream, rainbow trout and wall-eyed pike can be found in the sparkling waters of this 55,590 acre reservoir. The park’s boat ramps and docks offer easy access to all water sports. Visitors can also enjoy hiking/biking trails and a children’s playground.

Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities

Things To Do & See

Nearby Attractions

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Photo Gallery

Trail Map


March 15–September 15

From September 16–March 14, the park is closed due to seasonal hours.


Outdoor Recreation Area 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Fees & Passes

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Phone Numbers

Richard B. Russell State Park 706-213-2045


330 Hart Park Road
Hartwell, GA 30643
Hart County

GPS Coordinates
N 34.376433 | W -082.910666