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Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 80+ 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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  • Not much to do in the fall. Hike a few minutes and left. Unless you are a camper, this is a pass. Very small park. We kept looking for the rest of it. 
  • We stayed for a week in cabin 14. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. More family members had cabin 16, and it was nice, but darker wood and no microwave cart in theirs. Things I brought th...  read more »
  • Just returned from a long weekend at Oconee State Park with my husband, 14 year old son, and 12 year old daughter. We had so much fun! We stayed in cabin 3 by the lake. The cabin was rustic but totall...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Awesome state park with something for everyone. Great campsites, 2 lakes, hiking trails and even a put put course!
  • Spent two nights at Oconee during early April. Had a wonderful time! Campsite had everything I needed. Picnic table, fire ring, and quick access to bath house. Campsite was busy with kids and adults but I spent my time hiking the many trails surrounding the Oconee. Great weekend get away for family and adventurers alike. Make a reservation today!
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