- The history of the Cherokee Indians who once lived in this area is depicted in the park museum and four outdoor kiosks. This 1,000-acre park features outstanding rock outcroppings and views of the Foothills and Blue Ridge Mountains. Rhododendron, mountain laurel and other mountain vegetation can be found along the streams in the park.
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Keowee-Toxaway State Park
A large rental cabin in a wooded area features an upper deck porch overlooking Lake Keowee and a private floating courtesy dock. Visitors may camp in the 24 sites available or primitive Trailside camping. The park offers a short interpretive trail and two other moderate to strenuous hiking trails. Enjoy fishing in nearby Lake Keowee for bass, bream, crappie, catfish, carp. Boat access to Lake Keowee is 5 miles from the park. The park also offers picnic shelters and a former chapel which serves as a meeting facility for up to 100 people.
Recreation - This mountain park offers opportunities for a cabin stay, camping in a campground or Trailside, hiking, picnicking, and fishing (nearby).
Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.
Keowee-Toxaway State Park is located in the mountains of northwestern South Carolina, 15 miles northwest of Pickens at the intersection of SC Highway 133 and SC 11 at Lake Keowee.