We were here for 4 nights. We camped in a 40 foot motorhome and had no problems getting into site #19. Every site has a grill and picnic table. All are right on the lake. The rate reflected is for a senior and disabled military. There are water and 50 amp hookups. No sewer. There are adequate dump stations close by and near to garbage disposal sites. We used the restrooms which were old and stained but pretty clean. I wore flip flops in the shower. Plenty of hot water. In 4 days, I only encountered l other person in the bathroom. I don't think many people use the facilities. The park is well maintained and mowed. There were lots of people on the weekend but only about half full on Thursday and Sunday. Clemson is about 8 miles away for shopping and the University (the John C. Calhoun home on campus is worth touring). Plenty of restaurants there as well. In another direction is Seneca and a little further back off the interstate is Anderson. There is another COE park on this side of the lake, same road; just a couple miles down the road. This park is seasonal and opens May 1 and closes in the fall. Playgrounds for the kids but the emphasis is the lake for swimming, jet ski, boating, etc. We would stay here again. Matter of fact, we extended one night. Check out the Blue Heron in Clemson for an excellent meal. Maybe pricey for some but the quality and service is excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a wonderful week here with two other families and really enjoyed this COE facility. Only two of the three sections had a shower and there are no sewer hookups, hence the 9 rating. This campground was very quiet and stunningly beautiful with views at every site. Rate cites reflects the senior discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
With sewer, it would be a ten. This is a gem of a park, run by the Army COE. ALL 70 sites are waterfront. There is a boat launch and swimming beach. Most sites are generously sized and well kept, typical of a COE operation. Good 50 amp and water pressure. No cable or WiFi but good over the air TV reception. Some sites would work for sat TV and most would work if you had a tripod and some luck. Nice and quiet at night, but I bet it is noisy during football season being so close to Clemson. A little odd in that not every loop has a shower/bath house, so pick carefully if that is an issue for you. Also, there is only one dump station, and if you haul gray water that too could be an issue for you depending on what site you pick. If you can make that work for you, this is a great place. Very close to Clemson, Seneca, and Anderson, so plenty of grocery stores, restaurants etc. Lake Hartwell is a man made lake but has fairly clear water for a non-natural lake. In fact,it was surprisingly clear and clean. Many if not all of the sites would allow for a boat to be moored right at the site. Staff are friendly and keep the park very nice. One of my new favorites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.