VISIT OCONEE SC is a destination marketing organization focused on bringing visitors into Oconee County to stay overnight, dine in our restaurants, support local businesses, and visit our tourism destinations.

Located in the northwestern “Upstate” or “mountain lakes region” of South Carolina, Oconee County is blessed with lush forest landscape (over 90,000 acres), four lakes surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, trails to 29 waterfalls, two free flowing rivers (one of which is the Wild and Scenic Chattooga), water front state and county parks, mountain bike trails and more!

VISIT OCONEE SC highlights our spectacular natural assets and promotes local events, entertainment venues, museums, shops, restaurants and lodging.

Stop by our Visitors Center to find information or get suggestions for where to go and what to do while you’re here.

We’re located on Main Street in Walhalla

Meet Our Team

We reach over one million people per month via our web site,
visitors guides, newsletters, social media and personal networking.

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Ken is the “Head Honcho” who leads VISIT OCONEE SC as President & CEO. He lives on Lake Keowee and has a passion for the outdoors. He spends his spare time hiking to waterfalls, boating on Lake Jocassee, paddling on the Chattooga River and fly fishing the Chattooga and Chauga Rivers.

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Charlotte Waters

Charlotte is the “Social Queen” for VISIT OCONEE SC. She’s our Sales Manager and works behind the scenes of Visit Oconee SC’s social media accounts. She also orchestrates the bi-annual publication of the Visitors Guide. Charlotte lives in Westminster and enjoys working with event organizations and visiting groups.

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Chanda Morrison

Chanda is the “Digital Diva” who produces the VISIT OCONEE SC monthly newsletter, designs graphics, handles leads, writes blog articles, and maintains this website. Chanda lives near the Chattooga River and her interests include: hiking, swimming, rafting and operating a vacation rental home in Long Creek.

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Caroline Beaty

Caroline is the newest member of our team. She came on with us after graduating from Clemson University in May 2022. Caroline is the friendly face who greets visitors in our lobby and she spins her magic on our social media accounts.


Visit Oconee SC
224 East Main Street
Walhalla, SC 29691
(800) 910-4371

Andrea Kelley granted us permission to repost the following article which appeared in The Journal 6/11/22.