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Twin Lakes COE Campground is a beautiful spot on the east side of Lake Hartwell, near Clemson SC. It offers 102 campsites, all with W/E(50/30A) hookups. 89 of the sites are waterfront. This facility rates near the very top of our list of campgrounds.

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Since we had planned to be here for the entire week of Thanksgiving, we had made a reservation for site 92, which we had noted last year as one of our favorites - on a point of land and quite private.

Date of visit: Nov 2008

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On our last visit in Nov 2007, we had a very nice waterfront site - 47.

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All the campground roads are paved - great for walking and biking. There are several camping loops. Here we're walking toward the lake, with sites 69 and 70 on the right.

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Site 73 is right at the water's edge near the beach.

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Even sites that aren't waterfront are very nice. This is site 99.

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Site 26.

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Sites 33 and 32 are at the end of a point of land.

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Sites 43 and 42 would be great for two families spending a camping vacation together.

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The view from site 28.

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This scene looking across to sites 60-65 shows how low the water level was at the time of our visit.

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Site 49.

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Site 22 was high on our list for a great site.

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Site 4 was another top pick - large, waterfront, and private.

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Site 12 is another great site, interesting in that it is a pull-in site.

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Site 7 is a large site, with the lake just off to the left.

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Site 76 ranks right up there with site 92 as one of the best. In fact, we moved to it for the last two nights of our 2008 stay.

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If you have children with you, site 96 has a play area right behind it.

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There are 5 bathhouses located throughout the campground. Only one is heated, but all do offer free hot showers. The heated bathhouse is located in the 70's loop.

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Kids have several playgrounds to use.

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For fishermen and recreational boaters there is a boat ramp. Again, you can see how low the water was in Nov 2007.

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Things had only gotten worse by the time of our Nov 2008 visit. The ramps are now unuseable.

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This shows how far the low water has receded from the normal shoreline. That's our LD n the center by the pine tree; normally the water would be just a few feet from our rig.

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This morning the temperature was 19 degrees at sunrise. The cold air over the warmer water created steam fog over the lake, which quickly burned off as the sun rose.

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That same day treated us to a gorgeous sunset.

Amenities

Dump station, showers

Verizon Broadband Access service

Rates: $20-$22 (50% off with Golden Age Pass)

Nearby Attractions

Clemson University

South Carolina Botanical Garden

Coordinates: 34.627843 N, 82.850436 W

 

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