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Elijah Clark State Park sits on the western shore of beautiful Clarks Hill Lake near Lincolnton, GA. The swimming area and beach invite visitors to cool off in while they escape the hot Georgia summers, and there are plenty of spacious campsites nestled here inviting people to rent an RV in Lincoln County. The park covers 447 acres, filled with a rich mixture of pine and hardwood forests, as well as one of the largest lakes in the southeast.
It has it all when it comes to recreational activities, with plenty of hiking trails, canoe rentals, picnicking, fishing, mini-golf, volleyball, basketball, and more. The park really does seem to be in the middle of nowhere, but you can easily reach it from towns such asElberton and Washington. The bustling city of Augusta is also less than an hour away.
The park is named after a frontiersman and Georgia war hero, Elijah Clark, who led the pioneers during the Revolutionary War. In the park is a log cabin, a replica of the Clark home, and is on display for guests to visit.
One of the more unique attractions in the park is archery, where visitors can bring their own equipment and try their luck getting a bullseye on one of the many targets in the range. One of the best ways to make use of the range is to take part in one of the regular archery events that take place there. Both beginners and experts are welcome to attend, and it can be a lot of fun learning how to shoot different bows and aiming at different targets, including balloons, so check the calendar of events before getting an RV rental near Elijah Clark State Park.
Seeing as the park is located on the shores of Georgia’s largest reservoir, Clarke’s Hill Lake, it is hardly surprising that fishing is one of the most popular activities in the park. The lake covers 71,535 acres, so there is plenty of room for everyone to cast their line and try their luck for the big one. Crappies are of abundance, but fishermen may also catch catfish, hybrid striped bass, sunfish and largemouth bass. In addition to the lake, there are also numerous creeks, and with 1,200 miles of shoreline, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It is for this reason that so many people rent a camper near Elijah Clark State Park.
If fishing is not for you, the beautiful sandy beach invites vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts to sit and relax next to the canopy of trees, with the stunning lake stretching out in front of them. Georgia summers can get hot, and there is no better way to cool down than to take a dip in the lakes waters. All that swimming is sure to make you hungry, and the BBQ shelter and picnic area provide the perfect place for a bite to eat near the state park RV campgrounds.
Making use of the state park RV campgrounds within the park itself can be a wonderful experience, and there is plenty of room for everyone. Overall there are 165 campsites, 84 of which are on the water, and those in the middle section offering sites with a water view. Only 21 of these has 50 amp power, so if this is what you need, be sure to book ahead. Overall the campground can accommodate up to 50 foot RV rentals. There is cable TV, a dump station, hot showers, clean restrooms and a range of other facilities.
In addition to all the campsites, there is a 175-capacity group shelter which is available to rent, as well as a 60-capacity beach house.
Located in the park is a small museum, housed inside a furnished log cabin. On display, you will be able to find several displays of tools, furniture, and a range of utensils as they would have been in the 1780s. You are able to get tours of the museum at weekends in the summer months.
On a rainy day or for some family fun, head to the Putt Putt Fun Center located in Augusta. The center offers hours of fun, with the main attraction being the incredible crazy golf course. However, the attractions don’t stop there, as there are is also laser tag, bumper cars, bumper boats, and batting cages to enjoy. Parents can let the kids run free while enjoying a drink and a bite to eat at the on-site cafe.
To see the night sky in all its glory, head to the DuPont Planetarium and RPSEC Observatory. The planetarium is made up of a 30-foot diameter dome that shows a range of live presentation of the stars, planets, and constellations. After the shows, the observatory opens for telescope viewing, where stars and planets can be seen with incredible clarity.