Sadlers Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

In 1950, the United States Congress addressed flooding along the Savannah River by tagging it for multiple dam constructions. The second dam constructed along the river created Lake Hartwell, which at 56,000 acres, crosses the South Carolina border into Georgia. Taking up a small section of the 962 miles of shoreline on Lake Hartwell is 395-acre Sadlers Creek State Park. The park covers the entirety of a peninsula that extends into Lake Hartwell, making for ample beach opportunities. Woods cover the park, creating shady areas where trails and other recreational facilities are easy to access. Many who visit the park come from Athens, GA, or Greenville, SC, by traveling through the nearest community to the park, Anderson, SC.

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Spring 41-80 F
Summer 65-90 F
Fall 40-83 F
Winter 33-57 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Sadlers Creek State Park

The number of visitors to the Lake Hartwell area swelled in tandem with the advance of RV innovations from 1970 to 2020. RV convenience factors make life while camping with the family an enjoyable experience. Guests bring everything with them in their RVs, including beds, cooking ranges, and showers. To take advantage of these innovations and consider a rental from RVshare.

Sadlers Creek State Park Campground

Sadlers Creek State Park Campground offers 52 campsites that accommodate RVs. Each one comes equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and grate. The campsites vary in size, with some accepting RVs 20 feet in length and others accommodating rigs up to 66 feet. A centrally located dump station allows RV campers to clean their waste tanks as needed. The campground provides modern, warm showers and restrooms with flush toilets. Two boat launch sites accommodate almost any sized boat. A swimming pool, sports courts, and horseshoe pit are available for use by park guests.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30-amp

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $20 to $26 per night

Ivy Acres RV Park

Thirty miles northeast of Sadlers Creek State Park lies Ivy Acres RV Park. The campground includes 51 RV sites equipped with fire rings, grates, and picnic tables. Every campsite offers a pull-through capability that can handle rigs of any length. Restrooms with flush toilets are spaced throughout the park. The campground is set on a 77-acre property with hills that slowly roll along the Saluda River. Visitors tend to come to Ivy Acres for the solitude as the campsites are widely spaced. A well-stocked fishing pond lets anglers safely teach their kids the intricacies of the sport. Hiking trails carry visitors along the Saluda River and over the peaceful rolling pastures.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20-,30- and 50-amp

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $36 per night

Clemson RV Park

Located 20 miles north of Sadlers Creek State Park is Clemson RV Park. The campground includes 250 RV campsites with pull-through potential. Every site is 65 feet in length and capable of handling rigs of 45 feet without the necessity of unhooking your vehicle. Each campsite is 24 feet in width, allowing room for a fire ring and picnic table and enough footage left over to accommodate slide-outs. Clemson RV Park includes restrooms with flush toilets, bathhouses with hot showers, and a laundry facility. When guests arrive, they are escorted to their site with campground experts to ensure their RVs are set up properly, and that guests are happy with their site location. A fully stocked fishing pond and hiking/biking trails keep visitors busy during the daylight hours of their stay.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $39 to $49 per night

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What to Do at
Sadlers Creek State Park

Inside Sadlers Creek State Park

Sadlers Creek State Park offers a choice of adventures on land or in the lake. Trails run throughout the park: one is an easy 0.3-mile nature trail; others are more challenging, including hiking pathways up to 6 miles long used by both hikers and mountain bikers. Two boat ramps provide access for private crafts onto Lake Hartwell, where naturally occurring species like largemouth bass, bream, catfish, and smallmouth bass are present in large numbers. Stocked striped bass have successfully taken hold in the lake, providing yet another angling opportunity. Many stay at the campground for its solitude in a natural setting.

Outside Sadlers Creek State Park

Though Anderson, SC, only has a population of 26,000, it is a varied and productive community that allows visitors to find everything they need to complete their stay at Sadlers Creek State Park in Anderson. Restaurants that cover nearly every cuisine found in the South are available in the town. Shops, including malls, carry products across the spectrum. Several educational sites let you and your family experience the history of the area.


Earle Street Kitchen and Bar

For a complete American meal with a Southern flair, drop by the Earle Street Kitchen and Bar in Anderson, SC. Try their blackened Mahi shrimp and grits meal for a special treat.

Type: American

Location: 134 West Earle Street, Anderson, SC 29625

Full Circle Cafe

If you're in the mood for a creative approach to pizza, visit the Full Circle Cafe. With selections like Margherita and Sweet Carolina Barbecue, you can imagine the delightful toppings that help bring these unique combinations to life.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 4118 Clemson Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621

Pompous Pig

For that great Southern flavor, visit the Pompous Pig. Whether you prefer pulled pork or beef brisket, every conceivable barbecued meat is available at this restaurant.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 3320 North Main Street, Suite D and E, Anderson, SC 29621


Anderson Mall

To shop at a variety of stores under one roof, visit the Anderson Mall. The mall hosts stores that include such national brand names as American Eagle Outfitters and JC Penney.

Location: 3131 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621

Planet Comics

When the kids get restless and bored in the RV, take them to Planet Comics. Here, you'll find classic comics, as well as vintage games alongside some of the newest titles on the market.

Location: 2704 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621


Anderson County Museum

Set aside some time for your family to visit the Anderson County Museum so they can learn more about the history of the region surrounding Sadlers Creek State Park. Their 17,000-square-foot gallery includes exhibits from the time before European colonization to the present day.

Location: 202 East Greenville, Street, Anderson, SC 29621

Denver Downs Farm

Denver Downs Farm is an educational attraction that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 400-acre farm is run with practices that date back to the 1800s in South Carolina, which allows kids and adults alike to get a glimpse of what life was like in those days.

Location: 4915 Clemson Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621

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How to Get to
Sadlers Creek State Park

The nearest community to Sadlers Creek State Park is Anderson, SC. To get to the park from Anderson, take United States Highway 29 South (US-29 S) for 10.8 miles until you reach the intersection with South Carolina Highway 187 (SC-187). Turn right onto SC-187 and go for 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Sadlers Creek Road. The park entrance is only 1.6 miles ahead.

To reach Anderson from the east via Greenville, SC, take Interstate 185 South (I-185 S) for 10.4 miles to exit 34. Take the exit to get onto United States Highway 29 South (US-29 S) and stay on it for 16 miles. Turn right onto United States Highway 178 West (US-178 W) and drive the remaining 0.6 miles into Anderson.

Those traveling from the west through Athens, Ga, to Sadlers Creek State Park stop short of Anderson, SC. Their route begins on United States Highway 29 North (US-29 N). Take US-29 N for 2.3 miles, then turn right onto Hull Road. In 2.8 miles, Hull Road becomes Georgia Highway 72 East (GA-72 E). Stay on GA-72 E for 6.9 miles, then turn left onto Georgia Highway 172 East (GA-172 E) and drive for another 27.8 miles until you reach Hartwell, SC. In Hartwell, take a slight right to merge onto US-29 N and continue driving for another 11.3 miles. Turn left onto South Carolina Highway 187 (SC-187) and travel for 0.8 miles until you reach the intersection with Sadlers Creek Road. Take Sadlers Creek Road for 1.6 miles to the park entrance.

Entering Sadlers Creek State Park

Sadlers Creek State Park is a day-use area that's open from dawn to dusk daily.

Sadlers Creek State Park Entry fee (adult) : $3.0

Sadlers Creek State Park Entry fee (children ages 6 through 15) : $1.0

Sadlers Creek State Park Entry fee (seniors over 65) : $2.0

Sadlers Creek State Park Entry fee (children age 5 and under) : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sadlers Creek State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Sadlers Creek State Park?

Anytime is the best time to visit Sadlers Creek State Park because each season offers benefits. Summer is a great time for hiking, swimming, and fishing. Autumn is the time when the trees around the lake are beautiful, and the sunsets are breathtaking year-round.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Sadlers Creek State Park?

The park is home to many bird species, deer, snakes, and more. There are signs around the Pine Grove Trail describing the wildlife and the wild plants within the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Sadlers Creek State Park?

Sadlers Creek State Park has 52 sites for RVers that are packed with gravel and that have electric and water hookups. The campground is near restrooms with hot showers. There is a dump station on the premises.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Sadlers Creek State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations for camping spots can be made 13 months in advance and as late as the day of arrival. However, same-day reservations must be made by contacting the park directly. There is no reservation fee.

Are pets allowed at Sadlers Creek State Park?

Sadlers Creek State Park is a pet-friendly park. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and under control by their owners. Dogs that are noisy or that threaten wildlife will be asked to leave the park.