Oconee Station State Historic Site, Walhalla

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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  • Very interesting historical site. 10 year old was very interested in the buildings and reading the history. We did drive to next parking lot and did the hike to the falls. Very friendly park ranger as...  more »
  • We went to Oconee Station state Park on a Friday morning and parked in the lot by the office, bathrooms and the historic buildings. We first went to see the historic buildings. There is the William Ri...  more »
  • This is one of the earliest sites of colonial settlement in the upstate of SC. This was a major trading post with the Cherokee, colonist and British Army.  more »
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  • Very cool historic site. Well maintained. Loved walking to the falls from there but it's a little longer hike than expected. Can park near sign on adjacent road to walk half the distance to the falls. Everything is well worth the stop.
  • The lady who gave us the tour was very sweet and acknowledged even though she had just started. I had a lot of fun and the site was very interesting. I can't believe the stories she told us, that all those Indians got decapitated like that was so horrible.
  • A nice play for a day trip. Lots of Waterfall options are within a short drive from here. Easy to access and higher in the hills means lower temperatures during the hot months.
  • Great, short distance hike. Not difficult. Beautiful!!
  • A wonderful place for an afternoon hike.

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