Lake Hartwell being the largest and most popular recreational lakes in the southeast has plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. In addition to fishing, visitors can enjoy camping, biking, swimming, boating, water sports, and bird watching.

Lake Hartwell’s location is also near to other recreational facilities. Check out these other things to do in Lake Hartwell and find out just exactly where it’s all happening before you get there.

Visit the South Carolina Botanical Garden

The South Carolina Botanical Garden is located on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson. The garden features nature trails, pathways, ponds, streams, woodlands, trial gardens, The Bob Campbell Geology Museum, and the Fran Hanson Discovery Center.

Visit Fort Hill Plantation

Fort Hill is a national historic landmark located in Clemson University. It is also known as the John C. Calhoun Mansion and Library, it is the home of John C. Calhoun, a leading national politician in 1825-50.

Take the kids to Denver Downs

It’s a great place to take your kids because this farm offers tons of activities including races, corn maze, zipline, ropes course, and more.

There are also several state parks surrounding Lake Hartwell. These state parks offer swimming areas, boat ramps, camping grounds, and ample fishing opportunities. Check out the map below.