Sunset over dock on Lake Hartwell at Big Water Marina


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Welcome to Big Water Marina

...your new home on the lake.

We have been a family-owned and family-run business for over 30 years; so, whether you’re hitting the lake or enjoying the views, come on down and become part of our family!

Big Water Marina is a full-service facility that provides an unspoiled oasis for all types of lake lovers. Located on the largest expanse of open water on Lake Hartwell, the marina is one of the most accessible spots for visitors to fully embrace the atmosphere of the lake — on and off the water.

From storage to services, our team takes the work out of boating to offer a pleasant experience for guests from all over. Big Water Marina supports 150+ wet slips tucked in a well-protected cove to harbor boats safely through every season. Convenient access to our general store, boat ramps and fueling station allow tenants and campers to begin their next lake day adventure fully prepared and with ease. For the sailing enthusiast, our ASA-certified sailing school and interactive sail club provide opportunities to learn, race, cruise, and socialize.

​We also cater to non-boaters with a selection of high-quality rentals, a full-service campground, new inflatable obstacle course, and a seasonal tiki-style bar and grill. Our boat, kayak, paddleboard and hydrobike rentals come equipped with all necessary safety gear and are available to rent for the full day or a half day, so you and your crew can explore the lake at your leisure. For out-of-towners and locals, our tiny cabin and RV campground provides a lakeside getaway with gorgeous views and full access to our amenities. Whether you're spending the day or coming to stay, we've got everything you need to fully enjoy the beauty of Lake Hartwell.

Aerial View of Lake Hartwell during Poker Run at Big Water Marina


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