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Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Oconee" is a Cherokee word meaning "land beside the water" and water is in no short supply. With all the lakes and rivers to explore you may just find it hard to leave.

In the northwestern-most corner of South Carolina is Oconee County, known as the "Mountain Lakes Region" because of its climate, its spectacularly beautiful lakes and the beauty of its Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, outdoor recreation, adventure travel and family together time are hot buttons for tourists, and Oconee County offers the perfect setting for an affordable vacation for active families, outdoor types of all ages, couples and retirees.   Here are three wonderful county parks you'll want to visit:

Chau Ram Park
1220 Chau Ram Park Road
Westminster, SC 29693
Telephone: 864.647.9286
Hours: 7:00AM until Dark

Description:
Chau Ram County Park is located at the confluence of the Chauga River and Ramsay Creek is Oconee County's "Best Kept Secret," Chau Ram Park . With a 40 foot waterfall and Oconee's longest suspension bridge, Chau Ram has something to offer for everyone. Visitors can enjoy our hiking/biking trails or go tubing and fishing on the river. Many of our campers use the park as a base when going rafting on the nearby Chattooga River , designated a National Wild and Scenic River .
Attractions:
28 Camping Sites, 4 Shelters, 1 Recreational Building


High Falls Park
671 High Falls Rd
Seneca, SC 29672
Telephone: 864.882.8234
Hours: 7:00AM until Dark

Description:
High Falls County Park is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It serves as a gateway to a variety of recreational activities. This 44 acre park, established in 1971, is located on the beautiful waters of Lake Keowee. At High Falls, visitors are not limited to activities on the lake as the park provides many facilities and programs to suit every recreational need. The park store offers a variety of convenient items and is located in the park's focal point, The Alexander/Cannon/Hill House. The house was built in 1830, and is one of the last remaining pieces of the area's history.
Attractions:
100 Camping Sites, 2 Shelters, 1 Recreational Buildings, 1 Boat Ramp, Miniature Golf, Horseshoes, Softball Field, Volleyball


South Cove Park
1099 South Cove Road
Seneca, SC 29672
Telephone: 864.882.5250
Hours: 7:00AM until Dark

Description:
South Cove Park is located on the clear waters of Lake Keowee, South Cove County Park offers a variety of day use facilities as well as lakeside camping. Fishing, boating, sailing and water skiing are readily accessible via two park boat ramps. Day use facilities include 4 lighted tennis courts, a volleyball court, 18-hole miniature golf course, horseshoe pits, playground areas, a handicapped accessible fishing pier and sand beach for sun bathing. The day use area also provides picnic tables and grills for the visiting public as well as two rental facilities for group events. Camping is provided on a first come first serve basis and is located on a peninsula overlooking Lake Keowee. Of the campsites available, 46 are waterfront.
Attractions:
88 Camping Sites, 1 Shelters, 1 Recreational Building, 4 Tennis Courts, 2 Boat Ramps, Miniature Golf, Horseshoes

 

Oconee County also includes lakes Hartwell, Keowee and Jocassee, rushing and lazy rivers, including the federally-designated Wild and Scenic Chattooga, endless waterfalls, the Sumter National Forest and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, all neighboring the mountains of North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.

Member Since: 2014
 
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