Georgia on your mind? Paynes Creek Campground on Lake Hartwell is a fun and inexpensive way to experience all the beauty and sweetness the Peach State has to offer. This well-kept 44-site campground is situated right on the lake, making it furrific for water-loving packs. The best part of all? The nightly rate for all but two of the sites is just $26! Good luck finding a dog-friendly hotel room for that price!
A boat ramp lies on the edge of the grounds, making it a favorite for the many boaters who frequent this park. Fishing is the main draw for most campers here, which is no surprise since the lake is teeming with striped bass, crappie, catfish, and bream! You won't have any trouble finding something to bait your hook with since every gas station around sales fresh minnows, nightcrawlers, and lures!
A day of catching fish can leave you...well...stinky. But you don't need to worry; the campground has two shower facilities where you can clean up! All sites offer water and electric hookups which work for both tent and RV camping. Two-legged kids love that this facility has not one but TWO playgrounds where they can show off their monkey bar skills! Making a splash at the swimming beaches is a favorite pastime for fuzzy (and not so fuzzy) vacationers, especially during the sweltering heat of Georgia summer!
Visiting pooches should be well-behaved and leashed; those caught harassing wildlife may be asked to leave. Be respectful to other campers by cleaning up after Fido and disposing of waste in the proper receptacles -- nothing ruins a lake trip like stepping barefoot in poop!
Paynes Creek Campground is open from the first of May to the end of September, but we suggest coming at either the beginning or end of the season since the foliage is at its most colorful and the temperature is milder. Call up your fishin' buddies and start packing your tackle box -- you don't want to miss this furrific adventure!