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Life's better on the lake!We're here to help make sure you can enjoy worry-free lake days time after time. From snacks to fuel, we've got everything you need to get you on the water and keep you going throughout the day.  
Check out our top amenities to learn more about how we can help you on your next adventure.

Bar & Grill

NOW OPEN! J.R. Cash's Grill & Bar is now open at Big Water Marina! Enjoy waterfront dining with a delicious selection of appetizers, entrees, cocktails and more! To contact J.R. Cash's Grill & Bar, please call (864) 309-0111.

Open seasonally. View hours here.

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Fuel Station

We have a self serve gas dock with two pumps. Assistance is available by request. Currently, we stock 93 octane fuel specially ordered with NO ethanol. Please call our store at (864) 226-3339 for fuel pricing and pump assistance.

Big Water Marina and Campground Ship Store

General Store

Once you've filled up your boat, come up to the Ship's Store and top yourself off. We have snacks, drinks, beer, ice, and our popular ice cream selection. 

We also carry essentials for a lake day and the necessities for occasional quick repairs. 


Rooftop Bar

Our patio deck overlooks the water giving you some of the most breath-taking sunset views Lake Hartwell has to offer. This space is available to the public or to rent for private events, so you can make any occasion that much more special.

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Ship Store

NEW! Enjoy convenient access to lake day essentials without leaving the water! Stock up on beer, ice and other refreshments to keep your crew going 'til the sun goes down. Open Thurs-Sun 9:30 AM-7:00 PM.

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Kids Zone

NEW! Here at Big Water Marina, your family is our family, which means we've got something for everyone. Keep the kiddos entertained at our new family-friendly kid zone, featuring a pirate ship playground!


Splash Island

Lounge on the beaches, take a ride on our watercrafts, or make a splash on our new Wibit inflatable obstacle course! Splash Island is set up with easy access to recreational areas, play zones, and leisure spaces for the whole family to enjoy the lake their way.

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Our ship store offers 24/7 public access to  clean, temperature controlled restrooms. Showers are also available. 



Enjoy an intimate celebration or a corporate party by the lake in our private pavilion area! Complete with picnic tables, grills, and stunning views, this space is available to rent for all types of events.

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Free Wi-Fi

Free wi-fi is available across the property, so you can enjoy that "off-the-grid" feeling while still staying connected



No cash? No problem! Our new ATM is conveniently located at our general store to offer easy access to other payment options for your time at the marina or while out exploring Lake Hartwell.

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