Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest

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 »
  • A nice place to camp. Lots of trees for shade and the ducks are great entertainment when they come to your campsite. This campground has seen a lot of hard use and is starting to show its age. The bathrooms are well kept but need ventilation to keep the odor down. The hiking trails are awesome and birdwatchers will enjoy the various species available for viewing. The area is quiet since there are not any tourist attractions nearby. However, the Dollar General Store just a few miles down the road is convenient. Be advised that there are as many campsites crammed in as possible and privacy is limited. Trees will make backing in some campsites a challenge. There is a ball field and a mini golf course to keep you busy.
  • I can't express how great this place is. Staff was great and so was the experience. If your looking for a place to stay with a large group of people this is the place. The history of the place is just another attraction. I will be back!
  • I really liked this park. Its got a lot of activities from fishing , canoeing to ping pong tables and a mini golf course. There's something to do for everybody. Forget staring at cell phone because we had no service with 2 different carriers . So put em away and explore the park. We rode bikes all over park. The camping spots are tight for campers so beware if you are bringing in a large one. The lakes are beautiful ! Bathhouses were updated recently or just well taken care of . First park with no dumpsters I've been to, just place at edge of campsite and staff drive by and pick up. Ill go back eventually
  • My boyfriend and I stayed four nights and five days and we loved it! There are So many beautiful hiking trails. The park staff was very friendly. The park and park bathrooms are immaculate! We will definitely be going back.
  • My girlfriend and I stayed for 4 days and had so much fun. The hiking trails were easy to hike w few obstructions on the path. The staff was extremely nice and even brought us firewood after office hours. Our campsite had baby ducks that camp by everyday. No ticks, few mosquitos. If you're up for an adventure go white water rafting with the brochure in the office the company is N.O.C. So much fun!

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