Stunning 395-acre Sadlers Creek State Park sits on a peninsula that extends into Lake Hartwell. Lake Hartwell is one of the Savannah River reservoirs offering access to 56,000-acres of lake. Guests to Sadlers Creek State Park are invited to enjoy one of the park's 37 lakefront camping sites. Enjoy scenic views of a stunning lake and native wildlife. The park also offers a variety of recreational activities. The park maintains a swimming beach, two boat ramps, and a 100-foot fishing pier making it an ideal destination for water enthusiasts.
Lovely wooded Sadlers Creek State Park is a perfect location for family reunions or group gatherings. The park maintains a lakeside pavilion as well as two picnic shelters that are available for rent.
Visitors will find trails for hiking and biking and number of geocaching sites within the park. The park maintains a six-mile biking trail. The easy half-mile hike is a pleasant relaxing way to engage with the local environment and take in lovely sights. Expect to encounter some of the many native animals on their hike. Animals native to this area of South Carolina include beaver, deer, gray fox, long-tailed weasel, raccoon, opossum,and spotted skunk. The park provides over 50 camp sites accommodating RV’s up to 50-feet in length. The park maintains five group camping sites that can accommodate up to 50 campers as wall as individual camp sites.
RV Rentals in Sadlers Creek State Park
Transportation in Sadlers Creek State Park
The park's address is:
Sadlers Creek State Park
940 Sadlers Creek Rd.
Anderson, SC 9626
Guests will find park easily from I-85 N & S: From I-85 guests will take exit 14 onto Hwy 187 S. for 14 miles. Guests will then take a right turn onto Sadlers Creek Rd. Guest will find the park approximately one mile after the turn off of Hwy 187.
Guests to Sadlers Creek State Park will find parking near the boat dock as well as within the campground.
There is no access to public transportation within the park.
Campgrounds and parking in Sadlers Creek State Park
Campsites in Sadlers Creek State Park
Anderson / Lake Hartwell KOA
Clemson Fans, along with many others, absolutely love staying at Anderson / Lake Hartwell KOA for a variety of reasons. With a great location, guests at the campground can easily get to sporting events, or for the floral enthusiasts, the South Carolina Botanical Gardens that are also a part of Clemson University. Other sights in the area include historic covered bridges, Split Creek Farm, Pendleton Historic District, and Stumphouse Tunnel. End your day relaxing by the campground pool or unwind tossing horseshoes. Kids can run out the last of their energy in the KOA Fun Area, while the whole family might enjoy a round of mini golf. Other amenities include full hookups for RV sites, along with 30- and 50-amp electric, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. Max length for campers or RV rigs is 65-feet. Propane and firewood are available for purchase.
Sadlers Creek State Park
Guests to Sadlers Creek State Park will enjoy camping on the shores of Lake Hartwell. The park maintains 52 packed gravel sites with individual water and electrical hookups. 37 of the camp sites are lakefront. Some sites accommodate RV's up to 50-feet in length. Guests to the park may also tent camper in sites with water and electrical hookup. However, tent campers may prefer to camp in the designated tent camping area which includes central water. The park maintains restrooms with hot showers in a location convenient to tent camping.
Reservations may be made for a minimum of two nights and must be made at least 24 hours in advance of stay.
Overall Sadlers Creek State Park maintains 52 sites with water and electrical hookup, 14-tent only sites with water hookup, and five primitive group camping sites. The primitive group camping sites include picnic tables, fire rings, central water, and nearby restroom facilities. Guests should note that pets are welcome but must be maintained on a lease no longer than six feet in length.
Seasonal activities in Sadlers Creek State Park
Swimming and boating
Guests to Sadlers Creek State Park will find that the Lake Hartwell an inviting place to cool off in the warm summer months. However, guests should note that the park doesn’t maintain a designated swimming area and there are no lifeguards on duty. However, the lake offers ample shoreline and guests often enjoy wading in the shallow waters.
Guests with a love for water should also note that the park maintains two boat ramps that allow easy access to the lake for canoes and kayaks. Although the park does not offer rentals, there is a public company that does offer canoe and kayak rentals to guests.
Guests to Sadlers Creek State Park will find this an ideal space for fishing. Cast a line into Lake Hartwell. Expect to pull out any combination of bass, bream, crappie, catfish and trout. The park maintains a 100-foot fishing pier that extends into a deep-water cove. The park also participates in South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Tackle Loaner Program. So, visitors without a rig of their own can borrow a rod and reel from the park office. Guests will also find that the park maintains two boat ramps providing private boat access to Lake Hartwell.
Guests to lovely Sadlers Creek State Park will delight in the easy half-mile hike available within the park. The Pine Grove Trail is located at the park kiosk near the pavilion. Here you'll find a packed dirt trail leading to a fork in the path. If guests continue along the left side of the fork, they will cross a paved park road and continue in a circular fashion down hill to the lake shore. As guests approach the lake, they will notice an assortment of native wildlife. Guests can expect to spot deer, snakes, birds, and other wildlife in this area. After re-crossing the paved road, guests will follow the trail thorough a mixed pine and hardwood forest.
The South Carolina Heritage Center
Guests to Sadlers Creek State Park with an interest in history and local culture will delight in The South Carolina Heritage Center. Guests to the museum will find a variety of permanent exhibits in the museum which was founded in 1983.Guests to the museum will find a miniature replica of the Anderson County fair from the early 20th century. There is also exhibits on the history of education in Anderson County, business, textiles, transportation, and Revolutionary history in Anderson County.
Guests to Sadlers Creek State Park with an interest in geocaching will believe they have hit the mother lode here. There are numerous geocaches hidden within the park. Those new to geocaching might want to give it a try with so many caches nearby. Geocaching is modern twist on treasure hunting. Geocachers use hand held GPS or cell phone apps to locate geocaches. Many geocaches offer geocache hunters the opportunity to trade small trinkets found within the caches. Many of the geocaches in Sadlers Creek State Park are micro-caches so guests will want to be sure to carry their own pen.
Guests to Sadlers Creek State Park with a love of mountain biking will be pleased to hear that the park maintains a six-mile mountain biking trail. You can find this easy well-maintained trail behind the post and rail fence at the park kiosk. Follow the orange markers through a mixed pine and hardwood forest. The trail is composed of packed dirt and pine needles. Expect to see stunning lake views and native wildlife as you wind through this quiet trail. You may also see deer, squirrels, snakes, chipmunks, and a wide variety of birds along the ride. Once through the wooded section of the trail, you can continue across the road onto a hillier section. Be mindful of low hanging branches, roots, and newly downed trees after bouts of poor weather.