Explore the most popular trails in Tugaloo State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Situated on a wooded peninsula, Tugaloos cottages and most campsites offer spectacular views of 55,590-acre Lake Hartwell in every direction. Some cottages even have private boat docks for overnight guests. Tent campers can choose between the developed campground or primitive campsites located a short walk from the parking area. Fishing is excellent year-round, and large-mouth bass are plentiful. During summer, the lake is a popular destination for swimming, water skiing, sailing and boating. A six-lane megaramp with restrooms and trailer parking opened in July 2010. Both the Sassafras and Muscadine trails wind through oak, walnut, mulberry and cherry trees. The name Tugaloo comes from an Indian name for the river which once flowed freely prior to the construction of Hartwell Dam.

walking
8 months ago

Great short 3/4 mile hike with an observation balcony overlooking the lake. Some elevation changes but not too challenging for small kids. Highly reccomended.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Pretty nice place to walk.

hiking
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Great, easy 3/4 mile trail with nice scenery through the woodlands and lakeside views. Connects to a larger 4 mile trail (blue blazes) called the Sassafras.

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1 month ago

hiking
Saturday, June 09, 2018

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sunday, August 16, 2015