Hipcamp host Jacob W.,
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This campsite is a 20 foot by 20 foot stone dust pad perfect for setting up your tent or tents on. It is in a shaded grove of trees with plenty of opportunity to hang up hammocks, and convenient parking only 50 feet from the site. 10 minutes to Clemson University. There is also a small fire pit at the campsite. This campsite is a short 2 minute walk to the water on a small

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This campsite is a 20 foot by 20 foot stone dust pad perfect for setting up your tent or tents on. It is in a shaded grove of trees with plenty of opportunity to hang up hammocks, and convenient parking only 50 feet from the site. 10 minutes to Clemson University. There is also a small fire pit at the campsite. This campsite is a short 2 minute walk to the water on a small cove on Lake Hartwell, and includes private access to a small platform dock with brand new deck boards for fishing/swimming/tying up your boat. There is a portable bathroom a short 1 minute walk from the campsite, a potable water spigot at the entrance to the property, and a private boat ramp 3 minutes down the road. There is also a small 10ft waterfall (accessible depending on lake level) a short 15-25min paddle from the dock. 

There is also a paddle board, kayak, and canoe available for rent for a small extra fee that will make it easy to go fishing, get out on the water, and explore the small waterfall nearby. 

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 16 guests per site
Walk to listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Jacob a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 7% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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Boating
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Swimming
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cove Camp on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.

Lake
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela M.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2022

This is such an amazing spot!!! Clean, private, and beautiful! Jacob was very responsive and helpful. No cell phone service which was a nice way to unwind. Close enough to civilization to not feel too off the grid. Will definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Amy
Amy C.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

Very nice camping site. The tree canopy at the site was so cooling.

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan T.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

Great private cove, clean drinking water and a Porta potty !… Will camp again!

Hipcamper Whitney

Memorial weekend getaway

Whitney H.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

Very nice and quiet. We loved how secluded it was and beautiful area. Dock area is nice and taken care of and entering the water area was maintained and nice. We will be using this site again.

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Hipcamper Melissa

Great site but with some drawbacks

Melissa R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 29th, 2022

The site was amazing and situated nicely in the woods. There is a public road next to the site beyond the trees... but it's not traveled often and with the growth of the trees you hardly notice it's there (I'm sure in the fall and winter that might be a different story). There's a fresh water spicket, a porta-John outhouse, and fresh cut firewood all within walking distance to the site. The firewood was amazing to have since we arrived on a heavy raining day and having dry firewood was going to be an issue.

You can't see the lake from the site (I didn't realize this by the photos but it was fine). There's a ready made trail that takes you from the camp site to the fishing dock. There you will find the canoes and kayaks you can rent. There's also several life jackets you can use, and two wooden chairs you can sit on to enjoy the view.

The only thing I didn't enjoy was the constant crowing of the roosters and chickens one of the neighbors had... as well as several dogs barking. I understand this isn't the hosts fault, but would have been great to enjoy the peacefulness of nature. We're indifferent on returning because of the noise but our son loved it and didn't care to much either way... he loved the swimming and fishing.

Hipcamper Adrienne

Awesome site

Adrienne R.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2022

Camp site was everything it says. Awesome time! We will definitely be keeping this spot on our list of camp sites.

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Hipcamper Anita

Weekend getaway

Anita D.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2022

Private camp area, pretty much quiet and secluded. We saw 6 cars go by all weekend and heard the roosters and dogs every now and then, but as long as our radio was up we could not hear them. Plenty of firewood onsite that Jacob keeps cut and ready to burn, which we appreciated as it was 37 both nights there. Definitely worth the visit and we hope to be back!

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 24th, 2022

Booked a few weeks out and there was severe weather that weekend, rain , t-storms, cold down to 20 degrees and high winds. I often camp in the cold so I messaged Joshua that I wouldn’t use the reservation from Fri-Sun. It was inside cancellation window so he offered use of kayak if I booked again. Well within Hipcamp rules but could have moved to another weekend or something. Literally no dates were booked. Again, was very polite and followed the rules but I won’t book here again.

Hipcamper Jacob
Response from Jacob, the Host, on March 26th, 2022

Hi Brian, thanks for leaving a review. I am sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your experience. You are correct, you were my first booking of the season, and the calendar was wide open afterwards. Because you were the first booking, your trip decided when I needed to have the portable bathroom delivered for the year. I had it delivered a few days before your trip, and already incurred the expense in preparation for your trip. I hope you'll reconsider and try a visit to Cove Camp. If you're interested, id be happy to offer a 20% discount, and the kayak offer still stands as well. Thanks! -Jake

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Hipcamper Belle
Belle S.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2021

The site is exactly as described and such a peaceful and private area. Would definitely recommend.

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