Quick Facts

  • 400 miles of shoreline on the magnificent Clarks Hill Lake
  • 18 golf courses within 45 minute drive
  • Within 30 minutes of the South's premier medical facilities
  • Home to Elijah Clark State Park & Museum
  • Home to Graves Mountain, the world's premier location for large, multiple twinned rutile crystals

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Come Play In Lincoln County

Lincoln County has something for everyone. Whether it's fishing, golfing, boating or dining, you are sure to find it. Known as Georgia's Freshwater Coast with more than 400 miles of pristine shoreline on Georgia's largest lake, Lincoln County offers the outdoor enthusiast a wealth of fishing, boating, camping and water sports. Hit the links for a world-class round of golf on one of 18 courses within a 45 minute drive, or spend the day shopping in unique boutiques, antique shops and more. Come find your fun side in Lincoln County!

  • Clarks Hill Lake

    Clarks Hill Lake, developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is one of the largest lakes east of the Mississippi River, and most of its 72,000 acres is in Lincoln County. Visitors flock to this lake for water sports, picnicking, fishing, camping, and so much more.

  • Elijah Clark State Park

    On the shores of Clarks Hill Lake, Elijah Clark State Park has more than 175 campsites and 20 cottages. Visitors to the park enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, and geocaching. Onsite are the home and final resting place of Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clarke. 2959 McCormick Highway, (800) 864-7275

  • Graves Mountain

    Said to have some of the finest rutile crystals in the world, Graves Mountain is a scientific and geological wonder, offering mineral collecting opportunities for everyone. U.S. Highway 378, Lincolnton, (706) 359-7970

  • Lincoln County Historical Park

    Walk among the Lincoln County Historical Park's grist mill, saw mill, smokehouse, early town doctor's office, blacksmith's shop, and late 1700s log cabin to imagine life for our great-great-great grandparents. Come for Pioneer Day, the third Saturday in November. 147 Lumber Street, Lincolnton, (706) 359-7970

  • Bussey Point

    This 2,500-acre recreation area on Clarks Hill Lake includes picnic areas, primitive campsites, wildlife observation towers, and nine miles of trails for hikers, trail bikers, and horseback riders.

Regional Attractions

Located in Georgia's Classic South travel region, Lincoln County offers a wealth of attractions throughout the region to delight visitors. Augusta, Georgia is only a 20-30 minute drive and offers shopping, dining and historic attractions galore. Communities along Clarks Hill Lake offering everything from disc golf to bike trails to nature parks to fox hunting. For more about the region, download Georgia's Classic South Regional Map & Guide.


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Download a list of 18 golf courses within 45 minutes of Lincoln County


Lincolnton is a Georgia designated Better Hometown community, offering a delightful shopping experience with boutiques, florists and gift shops, and more!

Parks and Recreation

The Lincoln County Parks & Recreation Department manages a variety of programs and facilities to ensure residents have plentiful recreation opportunities. Curry Colvin Recreation Complex offers facilities for seasonal activities such as basketball, cheerleading, football, swimming, soccer, baseball and tennis.

Proximity to Clarks Hill Lake means Lincoln County residents also have access to several campgrounds, day use areas and boat ramps built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and now managed by the Lincoln County government. Click here to make campground reservations online.

Campgrounds/Day Use Areas/Boat Ramps

Broad River Campground
8181 Elberton Highway
Tignall, GA 30668
(706) 359-2053
All campsites with water and electric; double and triple sites available.

Cherokee Day Use Area and Boat Ramp
Located just across the Little River Bridge, U.S. Highway 47 in Lincoln County.
Amenities: Launching ramp, comfort station, drinking water, picnic area, 2 large picnic shelters, playground, facilities for handicapped, courtesy dock, swim beach, security lighting. To reserve a picnic shelter call (706) 359-5525 or 5523. $4 per vehicle for boat launching, $4 per vehicle for day use.

Clay Hill Campground
5701 Clay Hill Road
Lincolnton, GA 30817
(706) 359-7495
7 primitive campsites, 10 campsites with water and electric

Crooked Bridge Ramp
Located on Highway 220, between Highway 47 and U.S. 378.
This ramp launches into Soap Creek with easy access to Savannah River. Ramp also has courtesy dock.

Eddie Fletcher Park Day Use Area and Boat Ramp
Located on U.S. Highway 378 at Soap Creek. Ramp is open year round; day area is seasonal.

Hesters Ferry Campground
1864 Graball Road
Tignall, GA 30668
(706) 359-2746
16 campsites with water and electric; 10 primitive campsites also available

Parkway Ramp
Located across from Elijah Clark State Park on U.S. Highway 378