Beech Bluff

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike


0.8 miles




Dirt, Paved Road

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Visitor Center
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping
  • Water Launch
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


Just off of I-85, at the South Carolina-Georgia border, you’ll find Lake Hartwell State Park. This is a 3/4-mile nature trail with scenic views located within the park.

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On this short, hilly, out-and-back dirt path through a quiet forest of pine and oak, you will wind along a ravine and creek, and pass scenic views of Lake Hartwell. As you climb steep terraces constructed by farmers who harvested crops on this land generations ago, watch for snakes, green lizards, squirrels, fox, a variety of birds, and other wildlife amid fern and brightly colored wild flowers. When the trail ends at the park road, you have the option of returning the way you came, or turning right on the paved park road to loop back to the parking area. 

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!


From Exit 1 on I­-85 near Fair Play: Drive north on SC 11. The entrance is .5 mile on the left. Drive to the first parking area on the left near the pavilion. The trailhead is located between two wooden posts at the parking area.

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Lake Hartwell State Park | 19138-A 11 S, Fair Play, SC 29643 | (864) 972-3352 | Email

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Lat: 34.49596172287657
Long: -83.03857745642523