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?

Rivers

Fishing

Waterfalls

Lakes

Mountain Biking

Parks

Towns

Music

Arts & Culture

Get a glimpse of Oconee

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Stay Wild 2024

Find out more about this annual fundraiser that helps support efforts to promote and protect the Wild & Scenic Chattooga River!
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Throwing it away

Get an inside look at Oconee County’s Solid Waste industry and find out which items can and can’t be recycled.
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Swimming Spots

Grab your towel, put on your sunscreen, and embark on a memorable aquatic adventure at Oconee County’s splendid swimming spots!
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Summer Adventures

Take your pick when it comes to outdoor activities you’ll have access to in Oconee County, SC. So many memorable ways to spend your summer days!
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Come out and play!

We’re a short drive from major southern cities. Quaint towns and memorable ways to unplug in a place where you can be happy being free in the great outdoors!
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Summer fruits and vegetables straight from the fields! Our towns have weekly opportunities to buy them directly from the people who grew them. See where to shop throughout the county. 

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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

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

National Geographic

National Geographic last great places

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

National Geographic

National Geographic last great places

Planning your visit, simplified.

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

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