Ideas for Adventure Lovers
Twenty 8 West is a locally owned outdoor adventure store located on Main Street in Walhalla. They have a nice selection of clothing, jewelry and gear for paddle boarding, camping, hiking, disc golf or just having fun outside. Freeze dried meals and snacks too. Check them out for neat gift ideas for active folks!
Choose from ALL or SELECT Park Passports depending on how much traveling you plan to do. Passports are half price for SC senior citizens, legally blind, disabled residents of South Carolina and active members of the South Carolina National Guard.
Note: park passports are good for entry to SC state parks, but they do not guarantee entry to a parks if it is full.
Consider gifting an Annual Pass good for parks located in Oconee County (Chau Ram, High Falls and South Cove). The Park Pass covers entry fees for the year, which is a great value for anyone who frequently visits our parks!
The Annual Pass is valid for residents of Oconee County. Discounted price for senior citizens, legally disabled persons and veterans.
Chattooga River Fans
Wildwater’s Winter Sale is happening now! It’s a great way to save on a variety of adventures to be had on the Chattooga River. Plan ahead for a spring or summer trip full of whitewater rafting, kayak instruction, standup paddle boarding, ropes courses or zip line tours.
The great thing about Wildwater is they have on-site lodging at their Chattooga outpost to suit various budgets and group sizes.
Not ready to commit? Give a Gift Card for the recipient to choose their own adventure!
For Fish Fanatics
Chattooga River Fly Shop is the only outfitter licensed and permitted through the US Forestry Service to operate on the Chattooga and Chauga Rivers. They offer guided fly fishing wade trips on both rivers. They’ll take you to search for trout in the cooler months or bass fishing when the weather warms up.
Chattooga River Fly Shop has a wide range of fishing supplies, equipment and apparel. Check their online store for gift ideas.
Give a Gift Certificate for a memorable boat tour of Lake Jocassee. Jocassee Lake Tours is the only Naturalist led tour operator on Lake Jocassee and within the Jocassee Gorges. Their philosophy is: “Being out of doors in wild places is good for the body and good for the spirit!”
You could also make a Christmas contribution to the Jocassee Wild Child Program. Jocassee Wild Outdoor Education is a non-profit branch of Jocassee Lake Tours. The organization is dedicated to helping kids (of all ages!) discover why the Jocassee Gorges are truly one of the world’s Last Great Places. Your contribution will enable children to explore the Jocassee Gorges, by way of Lake Jocassee, where they’ll experience magic and wonder in this unique place! DONATE to the Jocassee Wild Child Program.
Merch with Meaning
This non-profit, grassroots conservation organization works to promote and protect the Wild & Scenic Chattooga River. The Chattooga Conservancy educates and informs its members, and the public, about activities (often related to the US Forest Service’s management) within the Chattooga River watershed’s three national forests. This member-driven organization relies on membership dues. Consider becoming a member or gifting a membership. All proceeds from their online store help support the their ongoing programs.
Support the Foothills Trail!
The 77-mile hiking trail links Oconee and Table Rock State Parks. The Foothills Trail is maintained by the Foothills Trail Conservancy. You can help support their efforts by gifting a membership (which includes a subscription to Backpacker magazine) or purchasing merchandise from their online store. Guidebooks, maps, T-shirts, hats, and more!
Support the Palmetto Trail!
Currently, the Palmetto Trail covers nearly 400 miles of trail across South Carolina. Once complete, the Trail will span over 500 miles from the Foothill Mountains (in Oconee County!) to the coastal Lowcountry.
Every purchase of Trail merchandise goes directly towards connecting the Trail and provides help with maintenance and keeping the Palmetto Trail in great condition for users.