- This popular mountain park sits on a plateau in the foothills of
the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park's mountain lakes provide
opportunities for swimming and fishing. Built in the 1930's by
the Civilian Conservation Corps, many of the structures on the
park today display the CCC's rustic style of architecture and
stonework. Many visitors use the park as a base while visiting
area attractions, hiking on the Foothills Trail or rafting on the
nearby Chattooga River, designated a National Wild and Scenic
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Oconee State Park
Visitors may choose from cabins, barracks, or
campsites for their overnight accommodations. The park has
nineteen 1 or 2-bedroom cabins. A barracks accommodates up
to 16 people. The campground has 150 sites, 140 are RV
accessible and 10 are walk-in, tent sites only. Four picnic
shelters can be reserved. The park has several hiking trails.
Enjoy fishing in the parks' 20-acre and 12-acre lakes for bass,
bream and catfish. Canoe and paddle boat rentals are available.
Private boats are not permitted on the lakes. Other park
amenities include a museum, an archery range, a carpet golf
area, a playground, a multipurpose recreation building, a
meeting room, and a park store.
Recreation - This park offers numerous recreation opportunities including camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, archery, and carpet golf.
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.
Oconee State Park is located in the mountains of northwestern South Carolina. It is 12 miles northwest of Wallhalla off SC Highway 28 onto SC Highway 107.