Located on the northernmost tip of Hartwell Lake in South Carolina, Twelve Mile is a summer day-use area that offers and ideal setting for a party, barbecue or simply a day of water activities with the family. As one of the southeasts largest and most popular public recreation areas, Twelve Mile boasts sweeping views of the nearly 56,000 acres of water that comprise Hartwell Lake. Natural Features: 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. Recreation: 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. Facilities: Twelve Mile offers multiple picnic areas, complete with shelters, flush toilets and playgrounds. Parking is available on-site. Nearby Attractions: Twelve Mile is located just minutes from Clemson, South Carolina, which offers historical attractions, restaurants, grocery stores, fuel and more.