Adult Friends Laughing and Drinking Beer around Campfire on the Lake


Get the ultimate camping experience at Big Water Marina! Located on the largest open expanse of water on Lake Hartwell, our grounds offer a serene environment with a load of outdoor activities right at your finger tips. Our sites provide an array of services and amenities to ensure a fun-filled and successful camping trip every time.
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Keep connected to the outside world while you vacation in your own little world — enjoy free wifi throughout our campgrounds.

Free WiFi


Our ship store is stocked full of food, ice, beverages, and other resources to provide you with all the necessities for a good time.

Ship Store

Camp Fire

Our site includes a number of fire pits for the full camping experience. Perfect for sippin' beer and cracking jokes, roasting marshmallows and sharing "ghost stories", or enjoying nature with a little kumbaya.

Firewood is available to all guests.

Fire Pits


Camp in comfort! Our grounds have access to full hookups including water hookups, sewage hookups and power hookups, complete with 110 volt plug-in, 30 amp units and 50 amp units. Hookup availability varies by site location.

Full Hookups

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Our restrooms and showers are open 24/7 for your convenience.

Restrooms + Showers

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All of our guests have access to picnic tables around the campgrounds, so you can come together to comfortably enjoy a meal in the great outdoors.

*Umbrellas are available for rent.

Picnic Tables


All sites are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.


  1. You must be at least 18 years old to rent a campsite.

  2. Big Water Marina reserves the right to change prices without warning. Holiday pricing may vary. 

  3.  While we make every effort to ensure guests receive their selected site, on rare occasions reservations may be reassigned if the selected site becomes unavailable due to unforeseeable circumstances (e.g., emergency maintenance work).

  4. A credit card must be on file in order to reserve a campsite.

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