Recreation

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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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Something For Everyone at Chattooga Belle Farm

This working farm, event barn, distillery and restuarant offers spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a must-see destination for people traveling to the area.
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National Hunting & Fishing Day

A day to promote outdoor sports and conservation while enjoying a wonderful park here in Oconee County!
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Mountain grown fruit

The northwestern corner of Oconee County, SC is a mountainous region well suited to growing fruit. Suggestions for hitting the roadside markets and fun activities while you’re there.
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Mini Golf Oconee Oasis

The Oasis Ranch is a lushly landscaped course that will make you think you’re on a tropical vacation, but it’s actually in Seneca, SC (not far from Clemson University).
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Heads up out there

Helpful tips for hiking to ensure visitors have a safe and wonderful experience when visiting the area.
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Delight Dad

Fun father’s day activities you can do with dad.
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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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