Review of Camping and Swimming at Sadlers Creek State Park in Anderson, SC
Sadlers Creek State Park Contact Information
940 Sadlers Creek RD Anderson, SC 29626 Phone: 864-226-8950 email@example.com To make a camping reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK (7275).
Camping at Sadlers Creek State Park Anderson, SC
"Enjoy camping on the waterfront of Lake Hartwell. 52 sites are packed gravel with individual water and electrical hookups. Some of the sites accommodate RV's up to 40 feet. While tent campers may use the water and electrical site, a designated tent camping area includes central water, sadly most are not actual waterfront like the RV sites, so if you can I would pay the extra for the RV site. The campground is convenient to restroom facilities with hot showers."
This camp ground is a large campground with many sites, however if you are planning a trip during a holiday weekend you may find it hard to get a reservation unless you book way in advance. I have actually seen some of these campgrounds fill up more than 6 months in advance for a holiday weekend. So don't be fooled by the number of sites, which may sound like a lot compared to some of the other South Carolina state parks.
Where is Sadlers Creek State Park?
Reservations at Sadlers Creek State Park
To make a camping reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or make it online by clicking Park Reservation. Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights.
- Standard Sites with Electricity & Water : 52 sites rent for $15-19/site/night
- Designated Tent Sites : 14 sites rent for $11-13/site/night
As I stated before, most of the designated tent sites are not waterfront, so you may want to consider paying the few extra dollars for the RV site. Really none of the sites are priced too high so this shouldn't make much of a difference.
While the website makes it sound like the sites are easily accessible, a large class A RV is not going to get in easily. If you are driving a fifth wheel, Class B, Class C, or a small Class A you should be fine though. I have noticed that most of South Carolina state parks are really not set up for large Class A Rvs, however if you are a more long term experienced driver you may be able to navigate easier. I certainly would not recommend Sadlers Creek state park to someone new at driving a large Class A.
Overview of Amenities at Sadlers Creek State Park
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Things To Do at Sadlers Creek State Park
My husband and I had a blast here. Normally we take all the kids with us when we head to the lake for the day, but this time we did the lake trip with just the two of us. We went on a Sunday, rather early in the day and stayed until 4pm.
There are horseshoe pits near the office that we used for over an hour. Volleyball is just around the corner on the opposite side of the office. They even have a basketball court (dirt). Sadlers Creek has grills at many of the tables near the office.
Bring your bike for rides on the 5.4 mile loop, or take a short walk on one of the two easy short hiking trails.
My husband and I mostly swam and played horse shoes. We grilled out and relaxed and enjoyed the quiet setting. We did find a good little fishing spot where we caught a few nice sized Bream. The lake is known for great Bass also.
If you have a boat this is a nice little spot to put your boat in. It seems a little less crowded than many of the other boat ramps around here.
Lake Hartwell is a man made lake bordering both Georgia and South Carolina. The lake is close to 56,000 acres! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 9 campgrounds at Lake Hartwell. They also have another 15 Corps managed recreation areas for people who want to spend the day (or maybe just an hour or two...) at the lake. Because camping is not allowed within these areas, they are commonly referred to as "day use" areas. In addition, the Corps manages 29 "access" areas on Lake Hartwell. Access areas are smaller recreation areas that usually have a boat launching ramp only, however, some may have restrooms and picnic tables. Many of these will have great places to fish and sometimes even places to swim (though not designated). There are also four state parks, five marinas, and several city/county recreation areas located around Lake Hartwell for everyone to enjoy!