Chau Ram County Park
Over three miles of hiking trails and a mile of the Chauga River runs through the park. Tubing, hiking, fishing, picnicking, camping and sight-seeing are popular activities. The park has 26 campsites with water and electricity; four rental areas for parties and gatherings; a playground; and is a favorite spot for weddings. $3 park entry fee.
Devils Fork State Park
Travel Tip: ARRIVE EARLY! If you are coming to enjoy a day on the lake, make sure you arrive by 9:30AM for the best chance of getting a parking space. The park is the only public access point for Lake Jocassee, a 7,500-acre reservoir lake. Boat ramps for public boat access to the lake; 20 lakeside villas; 59 standard sites for RV or tent camping; 25 tent camping sites; 1 boat-in campground; 2 picnic shelters; 2 playgrounds; 2 mile Bear Cove Trail; 1 mile Oconee Bell Nature Trail. Park store.
High Falls County Park
46 acre park located on the shores of beautiful Lake Keowee. There are 91 campsites with 10 being waterfront; two boat ramps; 3 rental buildings/shelters; playground; picnic tables with charcoal grills; swimming area; restroom; miniature golf; tennis and basketball courts; volleyball; fishing pier and more. $3 park entry for cars; $5 fee for boats and trailers.
Lake Hartwell State Park
Just off of I-85, at the South Carolina-Georgia border, you’ll find Lake Hartwell State Park. Thanks to 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell, fishing in this area is renowned by anglers across the state. Attractions: Unique Single Room Camper Cabins, 128 Camping Sites, 1 Picnic Shelter Building, 2 Boat Ramp, Basketball Court, Swimming and Hiking.
Oconee State Park
The joys of a mountain retreat without the work. The historic park rests deep in the Blue Ridge foothills, with several picturesque but non-demanding hiking trails and well-kept cabins and campgrounds that have welcomed families for annual trips since the days the park was first built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Small retail store.
Ramsey Creek Falls
Beautiful 40ft. cascade over large boulders where Ramsey Creek and Chauga River meet. The falls is located inside Chau Ram County Park where a $3 parking fee applies. Lower parking lot provides roadside viewing. Good wading pond at foot of falls. Excellent swimming just a short, easy walk from the falls on well-marked and partially paved trail. Great place to camp and picnic. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.68171 W 083.14542
Sertoma Field is a recreation complex for area sports activities. Two playgrounds, restrooms, walking track and disc golf course. The disc golf course wraps around a large hill and has a creek rolling through it. It is a nice course for casual players.
Shaver Rec Complex
Shaver Recreation Complex is a hub of area sports activities. Seven recreation fields, two gyms, walking trails, a climbing wall, playground, and the Seneca Disc Golf Course. An 18-hole disc golf course features tight fairways and a nice mix of elevation changes. Several holes have multiple pin placements. Course open year round is free to play. Random draw doubles Mondays in the summer at 6pm.
South Cove County Park
A variety of day use activities and lakeside camping. Fishing, boating, sailing and water skiing are readily accessible via two park boat ramps. Facilities include: picnic tables, 4 lighted tennis courts, a volleyball court, 18-hole miniature golf course, horseshoe pits, playground areas, a handicapped accessible fishing pier & sand beach for sun. Small park retail store. $3 park entry fee; $5 for boats & trailers. Annual park pass available for $25.
The Park includes: Stumphouse Tunnel, Issaqueena Falls, the Stumphouse Passage of the Palmetto Trail, Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park and Blue Ridge Railroad hiking trail. Picnic tables, rental event pavilion, portable restrooms. There is a park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle .(Annual passes may be purchased at Walhalla City Hall Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. )
Located within Stumphouse Park. The Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel was part of the Blue Ridge Railroad project, an 1850s attempt to link the port of Charleston to the cities of the Midwest by rail. The Civil War and subsequent collapse of the state’s economy brought construction to an end and the tunnel was never completed. Family-friendly 1/4 mile walk into the tunnel (flashlight recommended) which maintains a constantly cool 50 degrees. Park picnic shelter nearby.