VISIT OCONEE SC is a destination marketing organization focused on bringing visitors into Oconee County to stay overnight, dine at our restaurants, shop at our retail stores, and visit our tourism destinations.
Outdoor recreation and adventure is our calling card.
Oconee is truly blessed with pristine, protected forests (over 90,000 acres!), primitive lakes surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains with waterfalls that you can pull your boat up to and swim under, other lakes that are perfect for your favorite water sports, trails to 29 waterfalls, world class white water rafting and paddling on the infamous nationally designated Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, renown trophy fishing with one world record and five state records for Trout and Bass, lake front State and County Parks with cabins, camping and RV sites, great bicycling through canopied mountain back roads and, generally, just a great place to hang out, dip your feet in cold mountain stream and relax in the great outdoors!
We highlight the spectacular assets and natural wonders that are unique to our area. We offer resources so people from other places will come and stay in one of our picturesque mountain towns and enjoy all that Oconee County has to offer.
We reach over one million people per month via our web site, visitors guides, newsletters, social media and personal networking.
For ten years our organization was known as Mountain Lakes Convention & Visitors Bureau.
In 2018 our Board of Directors decided to rebrand the organization with a new name Visit Oconee SC.
Ken Sloan (left), Visit Oconee SC President & CEO, received the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Shining Example Award” for outstanding contributions in professional tourism across 12 member states in the Southeast United States.