Recreation

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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 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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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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Take It Easy in Mountain Rest

Visit Mountain Rest, SC to get away from your everyday and surround yourself with forest wonders!
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Libraries lend SC State Park Passes

If you’re a patron of a library in SC, you can borrow a State Park Passport and get free entry into all four of the state parks located in Oconee County!
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Visit Walhalla, SC

This small town is undergoing a resurgence with new event venues, restaurants, bars & lodging moving into historic downtown storefronts.
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Foothills Trail Interactive Map

A user generated map with interactive features allows anyone to visualize, plan and prepare for a journey along the Foothills Trail.
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Jocassee Gorges: Destination of a Lifetime!

Nearly a decade after Jocassee Gorges was named a “Destination of a Lifetime” by National Geographic, this area remains worthy of distinction and offers nature lovers a spectacular place to visit!
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photo of Chattooga River by Casey Shoub

Getaway to Long Creek, SC

This rural place is home to one of Oconee’s most special places-The Chattooga River! Visit Long Creek for easy going adventure and quality time together.
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