Oconee County Parks

Oconee County is fortunate to have three county parks, all of which boast waterfront locations.  Two parks are on Lake Keowee, and one park is on the Chauga River.


photo of playground at South Cove County ParkSouth Cove County Park (Lake Keowee)

  • 48-acre park on a 15-acre peninsula at the southern end of Lake Keowee
  • 86 campsites (41 waterfront)
  • Campsites have electrical hookup and water; 2 bathhouses and access to dump station
  • Day use facilities
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Basketball
  • Playground areas
  • Picnic areas
  • Handicapped accessible fishing pier
  • Sandy beach
  • 2 Shelters (reservation only)

Read more about South Cove here.

photo of swim beach at High Falls County ParkHigh Falls County Park (Lake Keowee)

  • 46-acre park located towards the middle of Lake Keowee
  • 91 campsites (10 waterfront)
  • Campsites have electrical hookup, water, bathhouse and access to dump station
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables/charcoal grills
  • Picnic shelters (Point Shelter and Patio Deck)
  • Recreation building
  • 2 Boat ramps
  • Fishing pier
  • Swimming area
  • Miniture golf
  • Softball field
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball courts
  • Horseshoes

Read more about High Falls County Park here.

image of destination Oconee sign at Chau Ram park
Photo credit Visit Oconee SC

Chau Ram County Park (Chauga River)

  • Located at the confluence of Ramsey Creek and the Chauga River near Westminster
  •  26 campsites with water and electricity
  • Over three miles of hiking trails
  • A mile of the Chauga River runs through the park including Pumphouse, Can-opener and V rapids
  • Handicap accessible 40 foot waterfall and 160 foot suspension bridge that spans the Chauga River
  • 4 rental areas for parties
  • Playground area
  • Note: Chau Ram is closed from November – March

Read more about Chau Ram County Park here.

County Park Entry Fees

$3 per car
$5 per boat/trailer

Annual Pass

If you frequently visit Oconee County parks, consider purchasing an Annual Pass that can be used for park entry. The cost is $25 for residents of Oconee County; non-residents $50.
The Annual Pass is FREE to seniors 62+ , legally disabled and veterans living in Oconee County.

Annual Passes can be purchased at the Oconee County Treasurer’s office, 415 S. Pine Street in Walhalla, SC. Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Or pick them up in-person at any of our county parks: Chau Ram, South Cove or High Falls.




To better market the county parks, and to facilitate ease of planning for visitors, Oconee County uses the Reserve America reservations system.

To make camping reservations or to rent a recreational buildings at one of the county parks, go to experienceoconee.com, click “Reservations” and select your park.











Phil Shirley is Director of Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism and oversees operations at each of the parks.