Oconee County is home to state, county and city parks.  As well as numerous tourist hotspots.  We know people are anxious to get outdoors and want to visit the parks.

Which places are open?

  • US Forest Service has closed campsites and facilities but national forest trails are open
  • Rafting on the Chattooga River is suspended, but Wildwater is currently taking reservations and hopes to offer trips beginning May 15th
  • Hiking along the Chattooga River as well as fly fishing and floating section 2 are possible

Governor Henry McMaster has called to reopen state parks on May 1st.

OPEN on a limited basis:

  • Devils Fork State Park
  • Oconee State Park
  • Stumphouse Park (Reopens May 8th)

Which places are closed?

  • State run interpretative locations including Oconee Station State Park

The recent tornado that occurred in Seneca has put a strain on our emergency responders and more Covid-19 cases are being detected in Oconee County.  Local officials have opted to continue the closure of county parks and locations managed by the county for two more weeks.

Three county parks will REOPEN on a limited basis May 15th:

  • Chau Ram County Park
  • High Falls County Park
  • South Cove County Park

Location managed by Oconee County to REOPEN May 15th:

  • Lake Hartwell State Park

To remain CLOSED until further notice:

  • Oconee History Museum

Click for details regarding these park systems

SC state parks logo
Devils Fork State Park and Oconee State Park are OPEN
image of Oconee County Parks, recreation and tourism logo
Chau Ram, High Falls & South Cove County parks REOPEN May 15th; Lake Hartwell boat ramps are OPEN
collage image of Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park
REOPEN May 8th