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Lake Hartwell Country: Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties


Take a step back in time where history thrives, nature beckons the outdoor adventurer in magnificent fashion, and the charm of small towns breathe life into the mountains of South Carolina. Lake Hartwell Country is the place where visitors can find all of these incredible things. Whether you feel the call of nature or dream of discovering history, there is something for you here. These ancient hills hold the secrets of Cherokee tribes who once called this land home. Water rushes through these peaks in a wild and scenic way, and the lakes that sparkle in this land are beyond beautiful. Come stay with us to find your new adventure, and find what calls you.


Lakes, Mountains, and Wild and Scenic Rivers

Lake Hartwell Country is paradise for the outdoor adventure seeker. The Wild and Scenic Chattooga River flows through these parts, offering amazing opportunities for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Our three lakes are gorgeous, and they are perfect for a day out on the water no matter how you enjoy it. The ancient peaks of the southern Appalachian Mountains tower over this land, and are perfect for hiking, camping, and getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.



Agriculture has been the back bone of South Carolina's economy for decades. This land that has provided for the state is also a great way to explore the great outdoors. Head to one of the many farms in Lake Hartwell Country for beautiful views, the chance to meet some furry new friends, and to have some family fun on the farm.



The storied past of Lake Hartwell Country will pique your interest, whether history is your passion or just a fun pastime. Explore elaborate homes, grave yards, and a grist mill that has been standing since the 1700's. Enjoy historic walking tours in some beautiful towns, and discover something new by taking a step back in time.