Recreation Areas at Lake Hartwell to be Open During Hunting Season

Four recreation areas at Lake Hartwell will be open for archery and small game hunting during the 2017-18 hunting season.

These areas include Paynes Creek Park, Hartwell Dam Quarry Area, New Prospect Park and Jenkins Ferry Park.

Small game hunting is allowed in all areas listed above, but only after the deer and turkey seasons close. Hunting for small game is restricted to shotgun only with number 4 shot or smaller.

However, the Hartwell Dam Quarry is restricted to archery equipment only during deer and turkey seasons. A permit is required which is available at no cost from the Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office.

Hunting for deer and turkey is restricted to archery equipment only – all firearms are prohibited. The areas will be open on a walk-in or boat-in only basis. No motorized vehicles will be allowed within the gated area. Only portable stands and blinds are acceptable and must be removed from public land after the season.

Hunting is prohibited in all designated recreation areas except those listed above. All other public lands and waters around Hartwell Lake, including islands, are open to hunting in accordance with Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations and Georgia and South Carolina hunting regulations. Due to safety concerns, big game hunters are encouraged to use archery equipment only while hunting on the islands.

For additional information & permits, contact Park Ranger Jess Fleming at the Hartwell Lake Project Office at 706-856-0335.