Located at Hartwell Lake, one of the southeasts largest and most popular public recreation areas, Twin Lakes is a spacious waterfront campground.
Twin Lakes boasts sweeping views of the nearly 56,000 acres of water that comprise Lake Hartwell, and 89 of the 102 available campsites are waterfront, providing campers with breathtaking views and easy access to the lake.
Hartwell Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers. The dam and lake area boasts nine campgrounds and 15 day-use facilities that are operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The Hartwell Project was originally authorized for hydro power, flood control and navigation. Later, recreation, water quality, water supply and fish and wildlife management were added.
Surrounding vegetation allows for plenty of shade, and the 962 miles of shoreline provide numerous swimming beaches, picnic areas and boat ramps.
Boating and water sports top the list of popular activities. A boat ramp is provided for easy lake access.
With multiple trails snaking throughout the shoreline area, hiking and biking are also popular pastimes.
Twin Lakes offers sites complete with electric and water hookups, flush toilets, drinking water and showers, creating a convenient camping experience. A boat ramp, picnic shelters and playground help campers enjoy the great outdoors.
Twin Lakes is located just five miles from Clemson, South Carolina and Clemson University, offering additional tourism opportunities, along with grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants.
Another great COE campground. Large sites (most had plenty of room for our 35' motor coach) with most backing up to the water. Restrooms were clean. Water pressure at site and in restroom showers was very good. Picnic table and fire pit were in good shape. Two dump sites are available. Checkin was easy and the staff was helpful.
Will definitely stay here again when in the area.
Really no bad spots here! So many amazing spaces.
We stayed here this past weekend and absolutely loved it. Our site was #40 and it was right on the lake. There is a skunk that comes up to your site at night but he doesnt bother anyone as long as you dont scare it. Very beautiful and peaceful campground. Friendly staff. Definitely going to return again.
Amazing Water Views. Really not a bad spot in this campsite. We stayed at site #26 and #33. The pictures here are of site #26. Awesome views. Water and Electric on each site. Super clean. Helpful staff. We will be back!
We stayed here for 2 nights just this past weekend. It was easy to get to and very well maintained. Our site(site 60) was right on the lake and absolutely beautiful. The layout of the loop we were on was very well thought out and plenty of space between sites so you don't feel like you were right on top of your neighbors. The way the sites were oriented, you had a fantastic view of the lake.
One thing to really consider is proximity to Clemson. When we booked the site, it was one of only a handful available however while walking our dogs, we noticed over half of the sites were unoccupied. With the cancellation of college football, this is not surprising. Fall will be a busy time so if quiet is what you are after, I would be mindful of the Clemson home schedule.
The bath houses were very clean, however there is no soap for washing your hands so keep that in mind if you use the facilities. The dump station was also nice and easy to use. Three large dumpsters for taking trash when you empty your tanks.
Not all sites have a separate grill and fire pit which was the only downside. Ours did not, but the fire pit did have a grate you could put over a fire and cook.
Soothing and relaxing overlooking the water.
Huge campground near Clemson. The best spots are hard to get unless you reserve way ahead of time. Plenty of amenities and most sites are lakefront. A very busy boat ramp and the lake is as busy here as anywhere on the lake. Hot in the summer.
We stayed at Twin Lakes for the proximity to our hometown. The sites were immaculate, and more private/better shielded than other campgrounds. The waterfront aspect was completely charming. The water and electric hookups worked perfectly, the fire pit had been cleaned out and was easy to use… it was all great! The bathrooms were not amazing but they were quite handicap accessible which was awesome, and there were a lot of them.
The swimming area was nice and the playgrounds were sadly closed but definitely would have been enjoyed by my kids! Overall it was quiet and relaxing. All we could have wished for was a breeze, it was stifling hot (95+).
I have stayed here dozens of times. We always get water front sites. Bathhouses are a little old but they are always clean. Level gravel pads for campers and quiet park. Easy access dump station on the way out. Going back to spend another week in the fall.
Tent camped here at Twin Lakes in June 2018. Very private (site 12) and beautiful view of Lake Hartwell. Staff was friendly and bathrooms/showers were clean.