Pine Trees

Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Located in Oconee County, SC, Andrew Pickens Ranger District is part of the Sumter National Forest. The district includes 85,000 acres of public land that is primarily undeveloped and used by people for a wide range of outdoor activities.
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Wildwater, the oldest whitewater outfitter in the Southeast, started on the Chattooga River in 1971. The company has expanded offerings to include lodging and zipline canopy tours at their outpost in Long Creek, SC.
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South Cove is Super!

A scenic setting with tons of amenities, there’s so much to do at this wonderful county park! 
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Destination: Oconee State Park

Oconee State Park was built by the legendary CCC boys. You can still see evidence of their hard work throughout this wonderful park!
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Destination: High Falls County Park

One of two county parks located on the shores of Lake Keowee. The park consists of 46 acres and offers a wonderful setting for camping and access to the lake.
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Budget-Friendly Family Fun

Spring break adventures & summer vacation trip ideas. These trip picks won’t cost a fortune.
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Oconee Bell blooms here!

We’re one of only seven counties in the whole country where the delicate Oconee Bell is found growing wild. View it in bloom at Devils Fork State Park mid-March thru early April.
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Destination Oconee: Chau Ram County Park

Convenient for travelers and handicap accessible, this park has over 400 acres of woodland, huge boulders for kids to scamper over, beach areas, picnic places, and miles of trails to explore!
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Stumphouse Park

Stumphouse Tunnel, Issaqueena Falls, Stumphouse Passage of the Palmetto Trail, Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park and Blue Ridge Railroad Trail
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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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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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