Recreation

Outdoors with Jocassee Lake Tours

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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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Oconee’s Horse Trails

Mountainous terrain with lush forest and wide river crossings that are enjoyable for horses and riders looking for a wilderness backcountry experience.
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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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Get out and visit your National Forest!

We’re blessed with tens of thousands of acres of protected forest land in the northern portions of Oconee County. See our top 5 picks for where to enjoy YOUR National Forest.
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Stay At Chattooga Trails Bed and Barn

This terrific destination offers a variety of accommodations and amenities suited to the horse crowd. This is the only private horse camp in South Carolina.
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50th year of “Deliverance”

The filming of Deliverance generated public interest and resulted in political decisions that permanently protected one of our most treasured natural places–the Chattooga River.
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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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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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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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Get your guide

The Visit Oconee SC Waterfalls, Rivers and Lakes visitors guide is ideal for planning your next adventure. We’ll send you one for free!
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Romance in Salem, SC

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