Recreation

Summer Adventures

Take your pick when it comes to outdoor activities you’ll have access to in Oconee County, SC. So many memorable ways to spend your summer days!
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Come out and play!

We’re a short drive from major southern cities. Quaint towns and memorable ways to unplug in a place where you can be happy being free in the great outdoors!
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The Wild & Scenic Chattooga River

The river is federally protected and offers a variety of recreational activities, suitable for thrill-seekers and those looking for leisurely experiences in nature.
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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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Water Safety Tips

We want paddlers to enjoy themselves and keep safety in mind, see our tips for enjoying water destinations in a safe manner.
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South Carolina 7 Expedition

Tom Mullikin leads this annual expedition, that begins in Oconee County, to highlight SC’s 7 natural wonders and raise awareness for floodwater prevention and resiliency across the state.
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Chattooga River Rafting

Your guide to understanding what makes the Chattooga River so special and suggestions for planning an unforgettable rafting trip down river.
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BellFest

March 16, 2024 Enjoy a day of family friendly activities and see the rare Oconee Bell wildflower for yourself!
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Oconee County Parks seasonal update

Before you come, find out what to expect regarding seasonal hours and winter campground closings at Oconee County parks.
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12 Days of Christmas in Oconee County

It’s the season for making memories and there are plenty of opportunities as we count down to Christmas!
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It’s Apple Season in Long Creek

The northwestern part of Oconee County, SC is well suited to growing apples. You can find locally harvested apples September-November at roadside markets in Long Creek and Mountain Rest.
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Destination: Lake Hartwell

Lake Hartwell is a haven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and those yearning for a peaceful escape.
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