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. Our technicians are highly trained to assist with a variety of services and repairs — anything from bottom boat paint jobs to fiberglass repair — to keep your boat in top-notch shape year-round. 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, 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 tent & RV campground provides a lakeside getaway with gorgeous views and full access to our ship store, boat ramps and docks. Tenants and visitors can also enjoy an afternoon on land at our lakefront tiki bar and grill (open seasonally).

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


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