Discover the  hidden gems of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties in the lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Climb to the peaks of South Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and experience nature unlike any other place on earth. Don't miss these natural treasures!

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Adventure is waiting for you in Lake Hartwell Country!  Go whitewater rafting on the Southeast's first Wild and Scenic River, the Chattooga, enjoy watersports on our big-water lakes, hike to the top of South Carolina's highest peark, or go zip-lining among the treetops near a National Forest. 

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Immerse yourself in the life and culture of the South Carolina of yesterday and today. Walk where Native Americans once lived and worked, or search for your own roots among the many genealogy libraries of the region.  Discover for yourself the treasures of this land. 

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Find unique shops nestled in historic districts, food to fall in love with, and farms that sustain South Carolina's people!

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Visit artists' studios and galleries or centers dedicated to the visual arts where you can see local theater and orchestral performances .

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WHERE TO STAY

HOTELS & MOTELS

Whether staying the night or for your entire trip to the region, these accommodations will give you the nights rest you need to wake refreshed and ready for your adventure into Lake Hartwell Country!

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INNS & B&B’s

With leisure and relaxation at their core, plan your stay at any of our Inns or Bed & Breakfasts for a home-away-from-home to base your vacation.

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CAMPGROUNDS

Step away from modern impediments and get back to the basics in the natural settings of any of our region's campgrounds.

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STATE PARKS

Whether looking for a site to stake down a tent, or a villa for the whole family, the carefully maintained State Parks offer a variety of accommodations to suit all visitors.

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VACATION RENTALS

If your preference is a home to call your own during your vacation, check out these great rentals for your visit.

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EXPLORE THE PAST

HISTORIC SITES

A glimpse of history to be discovered at every location. Lake Hartwell Country features a medley of sites for all interests.

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AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

Fostering agricultural education and practices, interpretation ranges from historic practices and artifacts, to the Future of Agriculture, hands-on outdoor classes, and how sustainable, local agriculture is experiencing resurgence in South Carolina.

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CENTURY FARMS

Some families have been working the same patch of earth for over a century. The SC Century Farm Program was created to honor those families.

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RESEARCH & COLLECTIONS

Tracking down history is never easy, but these historical societies and research libraries can be the key to answering in many projects.

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READY FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE?

Explore the gems of the Crown of the Carolinas, South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell Country

Physical Address: 125 E. Queen Street  Pendleton, SC 29670

Phone: (864) 646-3782 or (800) 862-1795

Email: visit@crownofthecarolinas.org