When You’re Ready to Get Away,

Come Visit Oconee, SC

Discover a blend of charming small towns and outdoor adventure to enjoy.

Experience the best trails, waterfalls, lakes and rivers on the east coast.

Plan using our helpful planning tool to prepare for your visit.

What can I do in Oconee County, SC?





Mountain Biking




Arts & Culture

Get a glimpse of Oconee

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Holiday Gift Guide

Head to our downtowns to find charming stores with unique merchandise and lots of variety!
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12 Days of Christmas in Oconee County

It’s the season for making memories and there are plenty of opportunities as we count down to Christmas!
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Adventure Gifts

Ideas for adventure lovers on your Christmas list! Gift memorable experiences and merchandise that supports special places.
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The Magic of Christmas

A wonderful display of holiday lights that dance to classic Christmas music. Bring the kids or your date to enjoy a truly magical experience.
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Living History

The Foothills Farmstead hosted a chance to experience what life was like “back in the day”.
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Explore & enjoy the many outdoor opportunities with places for all ages and interests.

Get inspiration from those who live, work, and play in Oconee County, SC

Trails leading to

29 Waterfalls

2 Scenic Rivers

Chattooga and Chauga

4 Stunning Lakes

Hartwell, Jocassee, Keowee, & Tugalo

Waterfront State and County Parks

Tons Of Water-based Activities

20 Miles of Mountain Biking Trails

90,000 Acres Of Lush Forest Landscape

Small Town Charm

Different Experiences For Each Season You Visit

One of the world’s last great places—
a destination of a lifetime.

National Geographic

Planning your visit, simplified.

Start exploring trip ideas so you can experience the best of South Carolina’s mountain lakes region.


Click one of the Things to Do in the menu (Play, Eat, Stay, Shop, or Events).


Click the “Add to My Visit” button in the box of the specific point of interest.


Click on “Plan My Visit,” reorder as needed, and print your Itinerary.

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