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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 and fuel to lodging and recreational activities, 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.



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! See full menu here. To contact J.R. Cash's Grill & Bar, please call (864) 309-0111.

Open seasonally. View hours here.


RV Campsites

Whether you're looking for a place to park for the night or you're looking to get away for a while, our lakeside RV grounds are just the place! Choose from full or partial hook-up sites and pick your preferred location for a camping trip to remember.

Click here to book your stay today!


Cabin Rentals

Enjoy the beauty of lakeside camping with all the comforts of home at one of our new tiny cabin rentals! Each cabin can host between 4-6 guests and includes a kitchen area, bedrooms/lofts, full sized restroom(s), and cozy living space. Start planning your next adventure and book your stay today – reserve a cabin!


Splash Island & Wibit

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.


Watercraft Rentals

Explore Lake Hartwell at your leisure with our selection of pontoon and watercraft rentals, including 24' Bentley pontoons, single and tandem kayaks, paddle boards, and hydrobikes. Book your next adventure! Click here to check out our selection.


Boat Slips & Dry Storage

Make lake days a breeze and keep your vessel protected through every season with our boat slip & dry storage options! Choose from 25', 40' or house boat slips with access to water and power hook-ups or contact us for more info on dry storage. 

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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.


General Store

Once you've filled up your boat, come up to our General 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. 



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.


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.


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!

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

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