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Oconee Station State Historic Site, Walhalla

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Oconee Station was established in 1792 as a blockhouse on the South Carolina frontier. Troops were removed in 1799. The site also has the Williams Richards House, which was built in the early 19th century as residence and trading post. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as Oconee Station and Richards House.There is a short spur trail to Station Cove Falls, which is a 60ft waterfall, and the Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail.The Oconee Station and the William Richards House were photographed by Jack Boucher of the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1960. Both structures are open for tours on weekends and by appointment. Admission is free.
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  • This is very easy trail suitable for all ages and winds up at a set of beautiful falls . Highly recommended 
  • The falls and trip down to them were gorgeous! We had a great time travelling down to reach the bottom. The hike was easy enough, with some tougher spots, but nothing too difficult. Families with chil...  read more »
  • Once again there were few people at the historic site/park. Not many picnic tables--clustered close together, great for groups and families. Really appreciated the grounds and peaceful quiet. A number...  read more »
  • Plenty of parking, clean bathrooms, cold water straight out of the water fountain, scenic picnic area, short hike to great fishing at the Oconee Station Pond, the tour of the historic site itself is precious, and a well maintained hiking path to the gorgeous Oconee Station Falls! What's not to love.
  • Nice little area with lake and waterfall my only complaint is waterfall distance is misleading as it's further if you start at the park instead of the trailhead. Also there's no indication or sign that there's a trailhead you can park and go to the waterfall. The waterfall hike isn't bad at all if you start at the trailhead, start at the park and double the distance.
  • Great, out of the way, park with easy walking trails and great waterfall and a huge, furry, white beast who likes to roam the trail and escort visitors.
  • Pleasant, short hike. Great for small kids.
  • Every peaceful
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