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Oconee Station State Historic Site, Walhalla

(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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  • Not far off the main roads, this park is easy to get to and has Station Cove Falls to see, which is well worth the short hike. 
  • Lots of history & beautiful hiking. A very pleasant & serene place. There is some history that the employees can tell you about that really takes you back in time. 
  • We visited the historic site late in the afternoon and didn't have time to hike to the falls this time. We had visited the nearby Issaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel earlier in the afternoon. The r...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pleasant, short hike. Great for small kids.
  • Every peaceful