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Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest

(4.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a nice Park with plenty of things to do. There are a variety of Hiking Trails with varying length & terrain. We did a couple of easy hikes including the Lake Hike & the spur off on the Lake Hi...  more »
  • Oconee state park is one of my favorite places to visit, all year round. In the summer, you're able to rent paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks. You're also able to play mini golf. In the winter, they st...  more »
  • We stopped here for two nights and rode Moonshiners 28! It was a great ride. The park doesn't answer their phone. We were arriving late and couldn't reach anyone all day. The site online was described...  more »
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  • Nice facilities. Plenty to do with fishing, hiking, boating and more. Primitive camping had a nice, shady layout and clean restrooms close by. Not a single tick or mosquito bite, so they must keep the premises bombed too. I'll definitely go back soon and after looking at the cabins, I might just do that and bring the whole family! The fish hatchery is 7 miles up the road and worth checking out for a little day time entertainment.
  • Awesome state park with something for everyone. Great campsites, 2 lakes, hiking trails and even a put put course!
  • We just stayed 4 days March 2016. Love this place. Lots of things to do. Here's my favorites near OSP. Breakfast at tunnel town express. Microwave grits, scrambled eggs, sausage, mmmmmm. Pull up a stool next to a local and get the inside scoop on the best fishing holes. Putt putt golf at OSP. Cheap and fun. Grab an icee at the park store after. King creek falls. Parking area at Burls Ford, walk down the gravel road towatds the camping area (not the main road towards the bridge) look for a little fiberglass trail marker on your left just as you get to the camping area. Hang a left at the trail marker and follow the signs. You can literally walk up to the bottom of the falls and swim if you like. 2 miles round trip from the parking lot. Walhalla State Fish hatchery. Free and pretty cool to see all those trout up close and personal. They even have some huge ones on display. A quarter gets you a handful of fish food. Behind the hatchery is a deck that you can fish from. The park has great events all year. Square dancing, easter egg hunt, trick or treating, etc.
  • We love going here every weekend camping. We enjoy going square dancing at the barn on friday nights.
  • Great State Park with great things to do.