Lake Hartwell is located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains and Upcountry South Carolina. Formed by a Corps of Engineers dam at Hartwell, Georgia and bisected by Interstate 85 as it crosses from Georgia into South Carolina, Hartwell Lake is one of the most accessible lakes in the nation. Less than 2 hours from downtown Atlanta, GA, 2 hours from Charlotte, NC, or 1 hour from Greenville, SC, Lake Hartwell is an ideal location for your residence, retirement, vacation, or investment real estate. Lake Hartwell’s 962 miles of shoreline and 56,000 acres feature some of the best boating, water-skiing, and fishing in Georgia or South Carolina. We offer boat rentals and jet ski rentals on this lake to all who are interested.