A number of Lake Hartwell campgrounds and day-use areas will open later this week.
The Hartwell Lake Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will open both the Paynes Creek and Georgia River Campgrounds in Hart County and the Coneross and Oconee Point Campgrounds in Oconee County, South Carolina on Wednesday, May 1 for the 2013 recreation season.
In addition to those campgrounds, the Elrod Ferry Day-Use Area in Hart County is one of a number of day-use areas that will open Wednesday and remain open through September 9.
Corps officials said day-use areas can provide things like picnic shelters, picnic sites, restroom facilities, playgrounds, swim beaches, and boat ramps with a courtesy dock and security lighting.
For more information, call the Hartwell Lake Operations Manager’s Office toll-free at 888-893-0678.