Elijah Clark State Park RV & Campground Guide


Elijah Clark State Park is located on the western shore of the 71,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake, one of the largest popular lakes in the southeast. The park is about 10 minutes from downtown Lincolnton, Georgia, and north of Appling. Further exploration and other attractions are in Washington, GA, within 25 miles of the park. Formed by the Savannah River, Strom Thurmond Lake boasts a gorgeous freshwater coastline that offers a glimpse back at our Revolutionary Era history. The state park is named after a frontiersman and Georgia war hero who led pioneers throughout the Revolutionary War. In honor of him, a log cabin replica of the Clark home was built at the park and can be viewed on weekends from April through November. 

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Spring 40-83 F
Summer 67-93 F
Fall 39-86 F
Winter 32-59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Elijah Clark State Park

Whether you visit Elijah Clark State Park during the summer or winter, an RV is the ideal home base, and it will keep your family comfortable from the elements. 

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Petersburg Campground

Petersburg Campground is nestled on Strom Thurmond Lake about four miles from the Thurmond Dam and visitor center. This wooded, waterfront campground accommodates most RV sizes with a restriction of no more than ten campers per site. There are two swimming beaches, a boat ramp, a fishing dock, a pond, and a playground. Here, you can hike through the mixed pines and hardwood forest while observing the wildlife habitat.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Showers, restrooms, and dump station

Winfield Campground

Winfield Campground contains 80 sites that can house any size camper or rig. The campground and nature trails are filled with mature oak and pine trees, providing summer shade and fall colors. Some campground activities include wildlife exploration, swimming, hiking, and water sports.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Playground, boat ramp, showers, and restrooms

Raysville Campground

Raysville Campground is within a short driving distance from the state park and on Georgia's Little River section of Clarks Hill Lake. The campground consists of 55 family campsites that can house any size RV. All sites are situated near hot showers, restrooms, and campground activities. Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented on a per-day basis.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Dock, dump station, and boat ramp

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What to Do at
Elijah Clark State Park

Inside Elijah Clark State Park

Just a brisk walk from Elijah Clark State Park's 160-site campground, you can enjoy the fishing pier and sandy beach. Anglers may either fish off the pier or launch a boat to catch various fish species. You can have a family outing at the beach where you can swim, play in the sand, or just lay on your beach towel and soak up the sunrays. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, hike one of the many scenic trails in the park with over 600 miles of nature.

Outside Elijah Clark State Park

One of the best things about this destination is the selection of activities to explore outside the park. The area along the Georgia-South Carolina border is home to various restaurants, shops, and other exciting attractions. Many of these businesses are family-friendly, so you will not have to worry about not being able to bring your children along. 


El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant & Grill

Fill up on tasty Mexican foods at El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant & Grill, which sits about 10 minutes from the park entrance.

Type: Mexican

Location: 116 Washington Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817

Papa's Pizza to Go

Papa's Pizza to Go serves up tasty subs, salads, breadsticks, and a large selection of different pizzas. For those who have a sweet tooth appetite, the warm pizza desserts melt all over your taste buds.

Type: Italian

Location: 135 North Peachtree Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817

Home Café and Sandwich Shop

Enjoy your favorite southern meals at Home Café and Sandwich Shop, from fried chicken to rice gravy and more. Delicious desserts are served here as well.

Type: Southern

Location: 120 Washington Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817

The Chicken House

This restaurant serves up a hearty meal with fried chicken and all the fixings. You can count on having several homemade desserts to choose from as well. 

Type: American

Location: 117 Anthony Street, Lincolnton, GA30817

Huddle House

The Huddle House serves both and hot sandwiches, jalapeno poppers, and full course meals. They are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Type: American

Location: 115 Elm Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817


Soap Creek Market

Soap Creek Market has a little bit of everything from clothing apparel to souvenirs and a variety of food items.

Location: 138 North Peachtree Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817

Golden Pantry

This local convenience store always has a fresh cup of coffee waiting for you. The Golden Pantry food store not only has a substantial amount of food supplies but is partnered with Shell, so you will be able to fill up your RV’s fuel tank at this location. As a bonus, the kitchen serves the tastiest signature biscuits in Georgia, made from scratch and other food items.

Location: 620 Washington Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817

Speedy Mart

Speedy Mart has what you need in a pinch for your basic food supplies, including gas pumps and ice. The parking area is easy to get in and out of, even for large rigs.

Location: 6697 Washington Road, Appling, GA

Family Dollar

Pick up some cleaning supplies, discount groceries, or a toy for your child at the neighborhood Family Dollar. They offer digital coupons online for additional savings.

Location: 192 Elm Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817

Bell's Food Market

Bell’s Food Market has been serving the local community for over 50 years. They carry all your favorite local brands like Creature Comforts, Springer Mountain Farm, Mulberry Farms, Phickles Pickles, Southern Brewing Company, and more.

Location: 110 North Peachtree Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817


Lincolnton County Historical Park

Lincolnton County Historical Park is designed as a reproduction of a small community in rural South Georgia. Over the past 30 years, the Historical Society has added a replica of Andrew Jackson Reid Log Cabin, 1800 Hardy Corn Crib, 1940 Rees Cotton Gin, and more.

Location: 147 Lumber Street, Lincolnton, GA 30817

Amity Recreation Area

Amity Recreation Area is the ideal place for wildlife viewing, fishing, and boating. In the day-use area, three picnic shelters accommodate up to 92 guests.

Location: 5782 Thomas Highway, Lincolnton, GA 30817

Robert Toombs House Historic Site

See the world-famous Robert Toombs home and learn about his time as a brigadier general in the Army of Northern Virginia. Robert Toombs House Historic Site offers educational programs to expand the mind and exhibits for exploration. There is a small cost to tour the house that is put towards maintaining it.

Location: 216 East Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington, GA 30673

Mistletoe State Park

Discover successful bass fishing and water sports on Georgia's largest reservoir or listen to the sound of nature as you hike the 15.5 miles of forested trails. Mistletoe State Park is located near Augusta on Clarks Hill Lake.

Location: 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling, GA 30802

West Dam Recreation Area

With 70,000 acres of surface area and over 1,000 miles of shoreline, West Dam Recreation Area provides the right atmosphere for water skiing, swimming, fishing, and more. Visitors generally see wild turkey, southern bald eagles, whitetail deer, and other wildlife that roam the area.

Location: 3946 West Dam Park Road, Appling, GA 30802

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How to Get to
Elijah Clark State Park

From Lincolnton, head west on Main Street toward Washington Street, turn right at the first cross street onto US-378 East/Washington Street. Travel for about 6.5 miles, and then turn left onto Elijah Clark State Park Road. Your destination will be on the right.

Entering Elijah Clark State Park

Elijah Clark State Park is open Sunday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Elijah Clark State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults), per day : $5.0

Elijah Clark State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults), annual : $50.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Elijah Clark State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Elijah Clark State Park?

Summer is a fantastic time to spend time exploring Elijah Clark State Park. Water skiing, fishing, and other favorite summertime water activities are available on Clarks Hill Lake.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Elijah Clark State Park?

Yes, there are 208 RV camping spots at Elijah Clark State Park. About 75% of the campsites have electricity. Most are pull-thru sites and can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet long.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Elijah Clark State Park?

When exploring Elijah Clark State Park, it is common to see white-tailed deer, turkey and foxes. Look near the small creeks that feed Dooly Stream, or consider following the Hannah Clark Trail for your best chance to spot these animals.

Are pets allowed at Elijah Clark State Park?

Yes, dogs on a 6-foot-or-shorter leash are allowed at Elijah Clark State Park, except in the swimming areas. In addition, you must accompany your pet at all times, and the museum is off-limits for your furry friend.

Is Elijah Clark State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Many areas of Elijah Clark State Park are ADA-compliant. There are wheelchair-accessible camping spots, a paved trail and an accessible fishing pier available for the park's disabled visitors.