Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest

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Oconee State Park is a state park located in the Blue Ridge Mountain region of South Carolina. This 1165-acre (472 ha) park has several recreational opportunities to choose from. They include cabins, camping, fishing and boating in the two small lakes located on the park grounds, hiking on eight nature/hiking trails, and several picnic and meeting facilities.The southern end of the Foothills Trail and the western end of the Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail are in Oconee State Park.HistoryOconee State Park was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. This park was created during the Great Depression when Franklin D. Roosevelt put men to work in civilian works projects. Some of the park buildings existing today were made by the CCC.Fifteen cabins, the superintendent's residence and garage, several shelters, the swimming lake and bath house and several other structures were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
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  • We went for a short time to this park because we were close to the area. Beautiful park. Rangers offered really good directions. They were willing to help.  more »
  • My wife and I stay at a lot of state parks when we travel and particularly enjoy staying in cabins. We just stayed at Oconee for two nights and found it to be one of our favorites. This is a well run ...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite State Parks to camp in. I usually try to get site #17 since is is a little more private and right on the lake. The park has some great trails that are not too strenuous, a g...  more »
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  • We had a wonderful experience at Oconee! We stayed in a cabin. It was clean and had everything we needed. We noticed they are slowly renovating the cabins, so we peaked in the windows and the updates are fabulous. We will be staying in one of those cabins next time (4, 10, 13). The staff was super friendly and there was plenty for our family to do. We absolutely loved our time here!
  • Great place! They always have friendly services. Have nice bathrooms and have spacious and flat campsites. The campground also has 2 ponds/lake for fishing and paddleboats. They have a playground and putt putt golf course near the offices.
  • We have been camping here for many year's. Great for the kids and also safe. My children ride bikes all around camp and never have had any problems.. Halloween here is AMAZING!!!
  • Super clean, beautiful park. It's so peaceful, you feel like you're the only person/people there. No heavy traffic, no huge playgrounds full of screaming kids, no packed beaches. Just serenity. They have boat rentals, although i am unsure of the prices. Fishing is hit or miss, but if you find a honey hole, you can rock some good sized fish! They stock here and the stocking schedule can be found on the DNR website. The parking fee is $2 per car and a year pass can be bought.
  • The cabins were great and the Rangers were very helpful and nice we got married there and we loved it so much we're planning our next trip back already maybe get a chance to do some fishing this time
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