Tugaloo State Park

The entrance to Tugaloo State Park, a peninsula on Lake HartwellMost of the last stretch of state parks we had to visit were all along the Georgia-South Carolina state line. Tugaloo is a park on a peninsula that stretches out into Hartwell Lake. Before Hartwell Dam was built, the river that flowed through that area was called by its Indian name “Tugaloo”.

Trey and I camped at Tugaloo in one of the “primitive” campsites. I still don’t understand why our secluded campsite right on the lake had running water, an outhouse, and only cost $12. Trey on the shores of Lake Hartwell in Tugaloo State ParkHad we camped at a normal campsite we would have been packed into area with dozens of other campers and paid $22. The only extra amenity would have been electricity.

Trey really enjoyed roasting marshmallows before going to bed and in the morning we got up and headed down to the lake. We walked a short nature trails before hopping in the car and headed south to Hart State Park.

1 thought on “Tugaloo State Park

  1. jym

    I’m going to be coming to you for state park camping advice (which works and doesn’t). I guess your the man with that now.

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