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.

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Ken Sloan

Ken is the President & CEO of VISIT OCONEE SC where he leads Oconee County’s marketing and tourism efforts.  Ken lives on Lake Keowee and has a passion for the outdoors.  He spends most of 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 Sales Manager for VISIT OCONEE SC, and also serves as the Event Planner.  While she spends a large majority of her time managing the bi-annual publication of the Visitors Guide and contributing to Social Media.  Charlotte lives in Westminster and enjoys working with event organizations and participants that visit the area.

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Chanda Morrison

Chanda produces the VISIT OCONEE SC monthly newsletter, handles newsletter subscriptions, Visitors Guide requests, and maintains this website. Chanda lives in Mountain Rest with her husband and three daughters. Her interests include: hiking, swimming, rafting the nearby Chattooga River and promoting the Long Creek community.


Visit Oconee SC
105 W. South Broad Street
Walhalla, SC 29691
(800) 910-4371

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.