Very well managed park, very clean, sites are close especially around the lake, no sewer hookups and must use portable gray water tanks ofter if you have a extended stay, overall I would stay at this park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Well run campground all the way around. We had site # 27 which is right on the water, and it was just beautiful. Each site shares trash cans, which is very convenient and the sites are fairly set apart from each other. Ours had new fencing installed and really added to the look of the site. All in all a great experience and we would definitely recommend this CC and come back for the beautiful view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites were in excellent shape. On several of the sites, there is actually a lower sitting area nearer to the lake. When the lake is up to the normal level you can fish from those areas. easy to camp with other friends with campers. At least one friend site set. Walking trails are nice also. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
State Park near Harwell, GA. Have only 5 full hookup sites which were formally mobile home sites. These 5 are not very well laid out. We actually had to park on the cul de sac in order to access the hookups. Otherwise, the park is nice and scenic. Lake Harwell is very low because of drought conditions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at the park before and really enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and appeared they really wanted our business. The beauty and quietness of the park was great. We will stay again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed on a waterfront site. It was nice but don't recommend during colder weather due to the wind coming off the lake - made the site very chilly. Nice hiking trails and non-waterfront sites are wooded. 5 sites located together on a dead end have full hookups (Elec./Water/Sewer) We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed here two weeks and really enjoyed this park. Lake front sites, and plenty of room unless you are driving a greyhound bus! Busy on weekends, quiet during week. Park rangers extremely nice and helpful, regular patrol, very safe. Will come back again and again, best GA park we have seen yet We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the second time we have stayed at Hart and we really like the park. The sites are compact and really not suited to large RVs 35' and up. Our fifth wheel is 29'. We plan to return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not too impressive. Campground was in need of some maintenance, and had a lot of exposed red clay and ditches from runoff from recent rains. The sites were pretty small, and most of the pull-throughs were little more than wide spots in the roadway with utility boxes on the side. Not a lot of privacy, and in general a little run down. One of two things seems to be happening: either this campground gets very heavy use in the summer with lake visitors, or just doesn't get maintained very much in the winter. In any event, it's not a showcase for otherwise excellent Georgia State Parks. I kind of get the sense that this didn't start out as a state park, but was purhased from someone else. I'll pass it by next time and look at one of the Corps of Engineers campgrounds on the east side of Hartwell instead. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had sites 7, 8 and 9. We loved them all. They had a nice gentle slope down to the lake. The lake was more "sandy" than in many areas on Lake Hartwell which it made it much nicer to enjoy. The sites are very large and shaded. Our boat was easily visible from the campsite. The playground close to us was only swings, but very convenient. The bath house was very clean but very far away. We had to drive to it from our sites. Location is not very close to any dining on the water. Took us over an hour to get to Swamp Guinea by water. It is much closer by land though. Overall we loved this place and will definitely go back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is my second review of Paynes Creek. I have to drastically cut my rating because we got stuck in our campsite due to the steep driveways into and out of the campsites, spinning tires on the gravel. Thankfully our site was attached to the next site and those folks were leaving when we were, so we were able to follow them through their campsite. The only site we will be getting again, will be site #7, which has a long flat sweeping driveway in and out of the site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoyed our stay at Paynes Creek! The campground hosts were very friendly. We stayed on site 30. We were originally staying on site 31 and they had no problem allowing us to switch to 30 because it was more shaded. They also were helpful and let us borrow a tool when we had a problem with our camper. The campground was what I expected from a COE campground-clean, lots of trees, and shady roomy sites. Almost every site is on the water. If you need a Walmart or restaurants there are plenty in a town about 15 minutes away. We would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Another of the excellent COE campgrounds on Lake Hartwell. This campground was smaller than the others I have reviewed here. The bath houses were clean but oddly placed with 1 of them not really near any camping area. Only 1 dump station so it was a wait today and oddly the dumpsters are not at the dump station so required 2 stops before leaving. Most of the sites would required you pre-check the sites to make sure you can access the site with your rig because some of the sites are tight turns and almost all sites had steep entrances and exits to the sites which puts you closer to the water. We camped on site #12 and it was really good (32' trailer) with immediate lake access and million dollar views (no trees between trailer and water). We will be returning Labor Day weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of several U. S. Corps of Engineers properties resting on the shores of 55,000 acre-plus Hartwell Lake. Thoughtfully designed and very well maintained. A highly regarded campgrounds directory awarded Payne's Creek five stars for beauty, spaciousness, site privacy and security, has gated approach, and they were right. We were in site 21 and could just barely see our neighbors. Daytime noise, not objectionable, mostly from Ski-Doos skimming the lake's surface. At night-- very quiet. Our fourth weekend outing this year, 2007 and Payne's Creek turned out to be the top campground of our travels. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is our favorite campground in Georgia, so far. It’s only about a 2-hour drive north of Atlanta, out in the boonies and nicely secluded. Most sights are right on the water, lots of shade trees, very quiet and relaxing. Golf Carts, ATVs, and motorized scooters are prohibited. Camp hosts were very accommodating and shower house was very clean. Interior roads are paved, campsites are large and quite level graveled; each has a nice picnic table and grill. Great place for fishing! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Careful, this camp is tight: the roads are narrow with tight turns, the driveways for sites are narrow and snake through the trees. Our site was rated as a pull-through for a 50' rig. But it was impossible to get our 45' coach fully onto the site, and we had to back out a 200' drive! Further, you can hear and see cars and trucks driving day and night on the road just across the lake from all campsites. Otherwise, very lovely sites creatively placed right on the lake. Very easy access to town just 4 miles away (including Wal-Mart). We listed Access Pass half-price cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$11 per night reflects Golden Age Pass price. Most spots are great, all are on the lake. Two shower-houses are adequate and clean, not fancy. Nice walking and wonderful canoeing, kayaking. We could pull our kayaks up on the bank, and secure them for use another day. Boat ramp also nice. We were here before the summer season, and the campground was pretty full, but that didn't bother the plentiful birds including cardinals, robins, bluebirds, wood thrushes, wrens, and a family of geese. We would love to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife requires that she use an electric convenience to get around; partk attendant said these are not permitted in the park. My wife has had both hips replaced and several back operations; attendant said that made no difference she couldn't use her electric chair in the park. I wrote park headquarters and got no response. I would not recommend this park because of their attitude towards the handicapped. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Golden Age Passport discount of 50%. This is a wonderful destination campground and we plan to go back. Reservations are definitely required during the high season. Sites are fairly level and generously spaced. There are 17 pull-throughs. Almost all sites have lake views. We look forward to the day that the lake is up to its full level. Restrooms and showers are clean and conveniently located to the campsites. Despite the lack of sewer hookups, this is a "10" in our book. It's close to town too, but you'd never know it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great COE park. Rate is for Golden Age Passport. Friendly staff. Good interior roads. Our site was a pull thru gravel alongside the lake. Very nice park. Great view. Most sites are shady. Fishing and boating on Lake Hartwell. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a Corp of Engineer campground. Budget restrictions have presently limited it to 21 sites. Access roads are paved and sites are gravel. All sites are large and level. Most are lake front back-ins, but all have a lake view. There are a handful of pull thrus. Each site accommodates all size rigs, multiple tents, and has a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. Voltage and water pressure were good, but the campground wasn’t full. There are plenty of trees for shade, but they may interfere with satellite signals. The campground is off the beaten path, but it is an excellent place to RV in peace and quiet. I don’t normally comment on the staff, but I was especially impressed with the professionalism and courtesy of the on site park ranger. Price reflects the Access Card discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a COE campground; therefore it is well kept, and the sites are nice. The main issue we had with the campground is that the hosts tended to be a little overbearing. This is the first time I have camped at a public campground that did not provide access to the gate for afterhours for the campers. We camped here with our camping club and asked the hosts about letting in our members who were due to arrive shortly after 10pm (after the gate was closed), and they would not do it. Additionally, when we gathered for dinner Fri. night the campground hosts stopped and told us we had to move cars that did not belong on that site. The campground is on Lake Hartwell which is great if you are a water sports enthusiast. Other than that, there is not much to do here. I doubt we will camp here again due to the fact that it is not an easy drive from our home. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.