Nature

loon research team on Lake Jocassee

Loon Research on Lake Jocassee

Volunteer opportunity to help scientists study the behavior of Common Loons wintering on Lake Jocassee.
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photo of mountain bike spewing mud

Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park

The public has access to 10 miles of multi-use hiking and biking trails at Stumphouse Park.
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photo of Little River

A Day At Little River

A spot on the Little River is a great place for summer days and also a great fun option on a warm fall afternoon.
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photo of kayaks on Jocassee at dusk

Plan a Couples Weekend of Outdoor Adventure

Travel writer, Anna Cook, has tips for planning a weekend getaway that adventure loving couples are sure to enjoy!
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Possum Creek Trail

A great hike if you’re in Long Creek! Officially known as the “Opossum Creek Trail”, it’s 2.2 miles each way and leads to waterfalls and a sandy beach along the Chattooga River.
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Photo of Lake Jocassee from the air by Casey Shoub

Devils Fork State Park

Located in Salem, SC on the banks of Lake Jocassee, Devils Fork State Park it is the only public access point to Lake Jocassee.
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photo of frozen berries on tree

5 Top December Activities

Suggestions for festive and fun ways to enjoy the area if you’re visiting Oconee in December.
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view of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Discover Oconee: The Blue Wall

Insight about nature and seasonal occurrences along the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment a.k.a. the Blue Wall
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photo during ribbon cutting for Ross Mountain Passage

Ross Mountain Passage is Open!

The Ross Mountain Passage is the 30th passage to be completed along the 500-mile Palmetto Trail!
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image of hikers on foothills trail

Footloose on the Foothills Trail

Main trail + spur trails offer backcountry adventures with public access to waterfalls, overlooks, campsites, and breathtaking beauty!
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cropped photo of station cove falls

Destination: Oconee Station

Oconee Station is a state historic site within 30 minute walking distance to Station Cove Falls-an awesome natural wonder!
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cropped photo of Issaqueena Falls

Destination Oconee: Issaqueena Falls

Issaqueena Falls is one of Oconee County’s most popular destinations. You can access the falls from inside Stumphouse Park off of Highway 28.
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