Discover Oconee

Jocassee Gorges: Destination of a Lifetime!

Nearly a decade after Jocassee Gorges was named a “Destination of a Lifetime” by National Geographic, this area remains worthy of distinction and offers nature lovers a spectacular place to visit!
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aerial view pontoon boat, SUP on Lake Jocassee

Meet the Upstate Outdoor Adventurer

Casey Shoub is an outdoor adventure photographer & videographer specializing in premier aerial drone work.  He is known to many as the “Upstate Outdoor Adventurer”.
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Oconee’s trout industry

We’re home to the only cold-water fish hatchery in SC! The cool mountain rivers and streams in northern Oconee County are stocked with trout and are popular destinations for trout fishing.
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Fall on Lake Jocassee

Peace. Reflections from one of our tourism partners, Kay Wade, on what Lake Jocassee offers this time of year.
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Oconee’s Arts & Historical Landmarks

Passport to Arts & Historical Landmarks is a pocket-size guidebook highlighting twenty-two interesting places of cultural significance within Oconee County, SC.
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lofts over main in Walhalla, SC

Lofts Over Main: A Unique Stay in Walhalla

Rustic and elegant, Lofts Over Main vacation rental spaces are comfortable and romantic. The lofts are the only vacation rental you’ll find located in downtown Walhalla.
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Oconee Inspired Artists

We’re proud to showcase artistic talent! The natural beauty found in Oconee County lends inspiration to artsy types who express themselves in many creative ways…
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Durham Hall’s hidden gem

Event venue with original “Bull” Durham Smoking Tobacco ad painted on brick wall. Timeless setting with historic charm!
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Love ya Mama

Mother’s Day special: Earth Blooms Flower Farm is offering floral delivery to moms in Oconee County.
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SC Ag + Art Tour

A free, self-guided tour of farms and farmers’ markets featuring local artisans at each stop. Visit Oconee SC & Lake Hartwell Country are sponsors of this event.
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Chau-Ram has grown!

Chau Ram County Park has increased in size and now includes 400-acres of protected land to be used for public recreation.
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Men’s Journal Pick

The little town of Salem, SC gets recognized by Men’s Journal as one of the top 50 places to view Fall color!
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