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Lake Hartwell, GA

Extending hundreds of tentacles over a 600 square mile area, Lake Hartwell is a well renown bass fishing lake and is a favorite of many legends of the sport. The 56,000-acre lake is located on the north-eastern border of the state, at Hartwell, GA. Anglers can explore 962 miles of shoreline in search of bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, bluegill, sunfish, striped bass and hybrid stripers.

More than 50 boat launch ramps provide easy access for pleasure boats, pontoons, bass boats and other fishing boats. There are places all around the lake for launching canoes, kayaks and small watercraft. Humps, bumps, islands, points, creek channels, ledges and backwaters all over the lake provide cover for the bass and baitfish alike. Campgrounds and RV parks are available in the area, as well as other lodging choices. Marinas, stores, restaurants and boat rentals are available to improve your weekend fishing trip or a family vacation for an extended amount of time.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Georgia

What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Hartwell in Georgia.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Hartwell

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Lake Hartwell Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Harbor Light Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 356-4119

Harbor Light Marina South
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 356-4119

Hartwell Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 376-5441

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Big Oaks Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located the southern tip of the lake, off Dam Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Bruce Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Century Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Carters Ferry Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Carters Ferry Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Crawfords Ferry Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Crawfords Ferry Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Elrod Ferry Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Elrod Ferry Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Gum Branch Tournament Fishing Facility Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Vanna Waller Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Gumlog Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Tugaloo State Park Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Hartwell Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Hartwell Marina Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Lewis Drive Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Lewis Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Long Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Old 29 Highway, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Mary Ann Branch Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Hatton Ford Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Paynes Creek Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Paynes Creek Campground Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Pineywoods Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Pineywoods Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Powderbag Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Powder Ramp Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Reed Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Reed Creek Heights Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Rock Springs Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Rock Springs Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Marinas

Harbor Light Marina
1476 Harbor Light Marina Rd
Lavonia, GA 30553
706 356-4119

Harbor Light Marina South
15 Knox Bridge Crossing Rd
Lavonia, GA 30553
706 356-4119

Hartwell Marina
149 Hartwell Marina Dr
Hartwell, GA 30643
706 376-5441

Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Georgia River Campground - 888 893-0678

Watsadler Campground - 888 893-0678

Payne's Creek Campground - 888 893-0678

Tugaloo State Park Campground - 706 356-4362

Lake Hartwell GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Hartwell
Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area
2509 Bobby Brown State Park Rd
Elberton, GA 30635
706 283-5500

 

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