Recreation

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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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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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Yellow Branch Falls overcrowded

Due to high visitation, limited parking, and lack of room to social distance on trail and at falls, the US Forest Service recommends choosing a destination other than Yellow Branch Falls at this time.
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Walhalla Reopens

The city of Walhalla will reopen Stumphouse Park, and city managed facilities beginning May 8th.
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Support Oconee County tourism

As we begin emerging from our homes and reengaging with families and friends, we encourage you to visit and support Oconee’s local businesses and outdoor service providers.
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Recreation Update

State Parks will reopen May 1st. County Parks reopen May 15th. Stumphouse Park closed until further notice.
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Oconee County Parks update

County parks will begin reopening on a limited basis starting May 15th. Oconee History Museum will remain closed until further notice.
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Puzzling

Does being at home have you missing some of your favorite Oconee attractions? Enjoy the beauty of Oconee through a puzzle and be inspired to visit these scenic locations in person.
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