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Elijah Clark State Park
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed in cabin while attending festival, nice ,clean, quite wonderful park. We will definitely come back

3  Thank Wilma C
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

I wanted to make a post about this State Park being next weekend will by my 4th Family Reunion which has been held at this camp. The camp is a perfect place for our large family to meet. We rent about 12 of the cabins and some family members rent Camper/RV Sites. We always stay for 3 days and 2 nights. On Saturday we rent one of the two Group Shelters, usually we rent the Beach House but our family has outgrown it and now we are using the large facility which holds 175 people.

We do visit this part in the slower/colder part of the year and pretty much have the part to our selves. However my individual family has returned to tent camp and the park was completely full and everything was still awesome. The Staff and Camp Rangers are very nice and very friendly and helpful with my kids. When my family visited in the summer time we visited the historical cabin and learned about the history of the park and the cabin. The historian also showed us how to use a cotton wheel.

I highly recommend this camp and I drive 3 hours to get there from Savannah, GA.

4  Thank JRudy36
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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

We brought our 2 yr old grandson here for a Blue Grass festival in Sept. Yes it is a rural area but we had read that from TA so we were prepared. Loved the abundance of water sites and how level. We stayed in campground 1 just past the end of the first point. Oh what a spectacular sunset both nights and so different each time. Our grandson went to office and heard all about the snakes and could get almost nose to nose with them and the turtles. He enjoyed the play ground as well. We enjoyed the replica historical cabins. The lady worker dressed in period clothes made it informative. We also like state parks having musical festivals. The staff here wasn't all about running you out by exactly check out time which dang it is nothing but rude when you have an empty park. Enjoyed being able to get an ice cream at office too for the little one since we don't travel with that. We will be back.

1  Thank BBelenchia
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We have camped at Elijah Clark State Park for 25 years and can't find any other parks that we would prefer to camp at. We love the water view sites and easy access to the lake (and to our boat). We've seen the changes in the park staff, some for the better and some for the worse. However, it seems that they're striving to make the park better with what little resources they have. Other parks have closed up around the area and I'm so thankful that they're trying to keep Elijah Clark alive!!! Over the years word has gotten out to Effingham County & Chatham County folks how nice of a park it is and they drive the 3+ hours to camp at the park as well. We know the best areas of Clark's Hill Lake to boat in and we just can't seem to get enough of it. We raised our kids here and they have to go back every year as well! I wish we lived closer!

Don't forget to visit Clark Hill Dam, which is about a 20 minute drive from Elijah Clark State Park. If you have never seen this dam, you're missing a spectacular view! We like to go by car and visit the Lake office and Visitor's Center, but we also like to go by boat. We enjoy the lake ride!

1  Thank Haagens
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We traveled to this popular state park over this past Memorial Day weekend. We are seasoned TENT campers and met our family up there that were using a pop-up. We know to expect crowds and cluttered campgrounds this time of year but were pretty disappointed with our trip.

- .... this state park is in the middle of nowhere. No cell, no or very little GPS signals. Closest grocery store is 8-10 miles away in either Lincolnton, GA or McCormick, SC. Make SURE you have all the necessities before you get there.

- ... upkeep of the comfort stations was at a bare minimum. Both camping areas were completely booked so you would expect high traffic in the bath houses. Mens and Ladies room were constantly out of toilet paper and paper towels. Hand driers sporadically worked. Showers were filthy with hair and soap scum even after "cleaning". It appeared they were just sprinkling the floor with Ajax or something and not even mopping. On a side note, the welcome center bathroom was in equally poor condition. Very unclean. Didn't look like trash had been taken out in a while and there was a puddle of soap from the dispenser on the floor that remained there throughout our stay.

-... there wasn't a whole lot to do unless you had a boat. (and there were a LOT of boats). Boat ramps are located in the campground areas. Be prepared to hear diesel engine trucks hauling their boats to the ramp at 5am. The park has a 3/4 mile nature trail and a 3 mile hiking trail. There is an Elijah Clarke museum which is pretty interesting and the tour guide is very knowledgeable. There is mini golf and a playground near the office.

- .... campground itself was fairly clean. We are used to fire pits and such being cleaned out in between guests. (not a big deal to us, but some others were complaining of garbage left at their site).... the majority of campers had trailers and motor homes. There is water and electricity at every site and we were told cable was as each site as well. There is no foliage or many trees between campsites so there is no privacy from your neighbors. Most sites have a nice view of the water even if you're not directly in a site on the bank. Absolutely GORGEOUS sunset each night.

-.... there is a fairly large fishing dock and a several day use areas.

As I said, this is a very popular campground but I really think it's geared more towards boaters and rv'ers.

4  Thank elektrawmn
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