Big Hart Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

PROXIMITY: Approx. 30 min. to Augusta, GA. Located 235 feet above sea level, on river below the dam on one of largest Corps of Engineer projects east of the Mississippi River WEATHER: Hot, humid summers, mild, pleasant winters ATTRIBUTES: On Savannah River shoreline with excellent fishing and boating, easy access to major cities, Augusta, GA, approx. 30 min., Atlanta, GA, approx 2.5 hrs., Columbia, SC approx. 2 hrs. ACTIVITIES: Some of the best fishing, hunting and water sports in these United States, Masters Golf Tournament first week in April, museums, art galleries in all major cities, excellent zoos in Columbia, SC and Atlanta, G FEES: Site Name Fees Group Shelter $75.0 Big Hart Recreation Area is one of the most popular parks on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The park is located off Georgia State Highway 78 between Washington, Georgia and Thomson, Georgia. Big Hart Recreation Area has both a campground and a wooded day-use area for boat launching with a courtesy dock, fishing, swimming, playground and picnicking.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Flush Toilet
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Swimming


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Sep 30 2010
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Sep 30 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. Day use area only, NO CAMPING Park is open from 1 April to 30 September.Park hours 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Pets on leash (no pets near swim area or playground) No alcoholic beverages Title 36, Rules and Regulations will be enforced. Clear the shelter and immediate area of litter upon departure. There are NO discounts given for Golden Age Passports, Golden Access Passports and America The Beautiful Pass. Think Water Safety! Visitors are encouraged to wear life jackets at all times while on or around the water. Swimmers should use designated swim areas and never swim alone. Please make sure that you have your confirmation letter in hand for each and every reservation when checking into the recreation area. THIS IS THE DAY USE SHELTER. NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING. If you are looking for the Group overnight site please go to BIG HART (GA).

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Big Hart
Campground Phone: 800-533-3478
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Evans, GA

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More About Big Hart Campground

Big Hart is a campground located in Evans, Georgia. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -82.51861 latitude, and -82.51861 longitude into your GPS device.

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