Sadlers Creek Deer Dip

What are you doing on January 1st? Come out and take a “dip,” a “Deer Dip”! In the grand tradition of the famed “Polar Bear Plunges”, join in the annual “Deer Dip” on New Year’s Day and be one of hardy-souled “Dippers” at Saddlers Creek State Park. And start your year off with a splash! Due to cold temperatures and water, this event will be physically challenging and potentially dangerous. Participants under 18 must be with a parent.


January 1, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Meet at the Pavilion.


Warm clothes to change into, towels, old sneakers or swim shoes, and a blanket. Think safety and comfort – bring whatever else you think will get you warm again.


1pm – 2pm


Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.                                                          

    Sadlers Creek

940 Sadlers Creek Rd,

Anderson, SC 29626


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Recycle Your Christmas Tree as a Fish Attractor

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will accept natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling Dec. 26, 2017, through Jan. 25, 2018.

The recycled trees will be used as fish attractors in Hartwell Lake. Trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and then submerged in various locations marked with fish attractor buoys. All ornaments and tinsel must be removed before dropping the trees off. Wire-bound wreaths are not accepted.

“Small trees and brush provide cover for fish, particularly as nursery areas for juvenile fish,” Corps Park Ranger Jess Fleming said. “In addition, they provide habitat for aquatic insects – essential food during the early stages of most fish species.”

Christmas trees can be dropped off at Big Oaks Recreation Area and Poplar Springs boat ramp in Georgia. Trees can also be dropped off at Twin Lakes and Friendship boat ramps in South Carolina.

“These trees can be picked up by fishermen any time for personal use in other areas of Hartwell Lake,” Fleming said. “Trees should be anchored in 8 to 12 feet of water. Do not place Christmas trees in the main lake channel or around private docks.”

Mount Lebanon Elementary in Pendleton, S.C. will also be a drop-off location. Trees can be dropped at the school from Dec. 26 through Jan. 18, 2018. The drop-off area will be roped off near the entrance to the school.

For more information, contact the Hartwell Lake Manager’s Office toll free at 888-893-0678, or visit their website at For a list of fish attractor locations and GPS coordinates, visit them online at


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Freedom Boat Club on Hartwell


Learn More About Freedom Boat Club at Our Upcoming Open House!

Freedom Boat Club will be hosting an Open HouseSunday, October 29th 11pm-4pm.

Free appetizers, drinks and boat rides.

Come check out what Hassle Free Boating is all about.

Located at Clemson Marina
150 Clemson Marina Dr.
Seneca, SC 29678

If you plan on attending, just reply to this email…or show up at the dock ready to go!

Kaan Tulbentci
Membership Executive

Freedom Boat Club | Cell: 864-247-4174
Freedom Boat Club | 150 Clemson Marina Drive | Seneca, SC 29678

888.781.7363 •

Freedom Boat Club is the world’s oldest and largest boat club with 16,000+ members across North America. We have 140+ locations featuring 1600+ late-model boats.

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