N.O.C. Chattooga Outpost

Mountain Rest, SC
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N.O.C. Chattooga Outpost

NOC has been leading trips on the Chattooga river since their company’s inception in 1972. In fact, company founder Payson Kennedy was a stunt double in the movie Deliverance. NOC’s Chattooga guides are among the nation’s most elite whitewater guides. They receive industry-leading training and are equipped with the most modern river equipment.

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Southeastern Expeditions

Clayton, GA
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Southeastern Expeditions

Founded in 1972 as one of the first whitewater rafting outfitters in the southeast, Southeastern Expeditions was the pioneer in whitewater rafting in the Southern U.S. They offer guided whitewater rafting trips on Section III and Section IV of the Chattooga River.

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Alexander-Hill House

Seneca, SC
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Alexander-Hill House

This house is the strongest existing architectural link between the present and Old Pickens. It was built by Pleasant Alexander in 1831, it was located on a plantation at the edge of Old Pickens. From 1828-1868 Old Pickens was the center of government for Pickens District which in 1868 was subdivided into Pickens and Oconee counties.

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Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Mountain Rest, SC
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Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Headquartered at Stumphouse Ranger Station. Andrew Pickens Ranger District is located in Oconee County on more than 85,000 acres in Sumter National Forest. Popular attractions on the district include: hunting, fishing, hiking, fall color sightseeing, camping, horseback riding, and whitewater activities on the wild and scenic Chattooga River.

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Arts Off the Alley

Seneca, SC
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Arts Off the Alley

An artist cooperative offering locally hand-crafted art, paintings, mixed media, jewelry, wood carvings, vintage, & more. Located in historic downtown Seneca. You’ll find beautiful pieces for your home or office and access to incredible resources like classes, workshops, and events.

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Bad Creek Spur Trail

Salem, SC
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Bad Creek Spur Trail

This easy 0.8-mile spur trail provides a connection to the Whitewater River, the Foothills Trail, Coon Branch Trail, and to Lower Whitewater Falls (via the Foothills Trail). Enter the gate to Duke Energy's Bad Creek Hydro Station on SC 130, and proceed two miles down to the marked entrance to the large trailhead parking area. Fishing, but no camping, is allowed along the Whitewater River. A designated campsite is 0.5 miles past junction with the river.

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Bee Cove Falls

Salem, SC
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Bee Cove Falls

Remote multi-tiered falls is a difficult 2-3 hour hike, but worth the effort! Directions/GPS N 34.98149 W 083.06280 –NORTH from Walhalla on Hwy. 28. –BEAR RIGHT Hwy. 107 –12.5 miles PARK on left. –WALK 150 yards on right to FS 702 –Roadbed goes along creekside. –BEAR RIGHT at 3-way intersection. –FOLLOW less defined path & sounds to waterfalls. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.98149 W 083.062800

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Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum

Seneca, SC
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Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum

Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is a cultural exhibit museum focusing on the rich, sometimes turbulent history, culture, and contributions of local African-Americans The museum’s exhibits and events blend technology and tradition to create a meaningful and educational experience for all ages. Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is about people of the past and present whose stories will impact generations.

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Big Bend Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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Big Bend Falls

Largest vertical drop of the Chattooga River is a sight to see with a 30 ft. drop. It is a difficult 3 hour walk that we recommend for adventurous, expert hikers. GPS Coordinates to parking prea: N 34.97128 W 083.11465

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Big Bend Trail

Mountain Rest, SC
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Big Bend Trail

This 2.7-mile, out-and-back trail begins a the Cherry Hill Recreation Area and eventually ends at a junction with the Foothills Trail along the Chattooga River. An adventurous scramble on an unmaintained trail along the river affords views of 30-ft. Big Bend Falls, the largest drop on the Chattooga River.

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Blue Hole Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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Blue Hole Falls

A series of falls where water rushes 75 ft. down a narrow gap into a blue hole. Moderate 30-minute hike. Requires hiking across the creek and shimmying down to the Blue Hole. Great for swimming. Easy to hike up to the falls but to actually see the falls requires some climbing and agility. GPS coordinates to the parking area: N 34.76171 W 038.18613

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Blue Ridge Guide Service

Lake Jocassee
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Blue Ridge Guide Service

Owned and operated by Keith Courtney. He has been fishing Lake Jocassee since 1986 and guiding since 1990. Whether you request a touring trip or a trophy trout fishing trip, Blue Ridge Guide Service has the equipment and experience to make your trip memorable.

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Blueridge Railroad Trail

Walhalla, SC
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Blueridge Railroad Trail

Trail follows the railroad bed of an incomplete section of the 19th century Blue Ridge Railroad where you can see three abandoned tunnels. The moderate to strenuous trail is 2.5 miles one-way. Trail head is located in Stumphouse Park, at the top of the Issaqueena Falls parking lot, and takes you through the forest with amazing views of the upstate.

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Brasstown Falls

Long Creek, SC
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Brasstown Falls

Four falls ranging from 20ft. to 40ft. The trail to the right is a difficult and dangerous hike, not for novice hikers. Requires climbing down an unmarked but worn trail; crossing through a narrow, shallow stream; then short walk to falls. The left trail is a more family friendly short hike. Good swimming holes at both ends of the trail. Brasstown Creek BBQ is a great place to eat Fri. or Sat. 4-9pm. GPS Coordinates Parking Area: N 34.71908 W 083.30158

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Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours

Long Creek, SC
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Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours

Ziplines over Wildwater's Chattooga campus, deep into the peaceful Chattooga Ridge woods and 4 zips over a lake. Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours takes you through multiple ecosystems and into grand old white oak and maple treetops. A perfect intro to the world of zipping ends with exciting zipline water crossings and the 1,200 ft. Bell Tower Express zip! Allow 3 hours for your experience.

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Chattooga River – Section 1

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Chattooga River – Section 1

Section 1 is the West Fork of the Chattooga River. It's a 6-mile stretch that is ideal for tubing and Class II float trips.

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Chattooga River – Section 2

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Chattooga River – Section 2

Section 2 is a good beginner whitewater section with class I and II rapids. This 7 mile run is a good day trip with opportunities to stop and picnic on large boulders, or stop to fish for trout. The Chattooga has excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, and hiking.

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Chattooga River Fly Shop

Mountain Rest, SC
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Chattooga River Fly Shop

Full service fly shop located just a few miles from the Chauga & Chattooga Rivers. They have “Hot Flies” and all your fly fishing needs. Guided fly fishing trips, both full & half day, casting lessons & fly tying instruction for the novice to the expert.

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Chattooga River Resort & Campground

Long Creek, SC
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Chattooga River Resort & Campground

This 9 room lodge, nestled in the middle of Sumter National Forest, is the perfect hideaway for travelers. Wooded campsites offer a peaceful retreat after a day of outdoor adventures. Chattooga River Resort & Campground is the perfect place for friends and family to gather for all occasions.

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Chattooga Trail

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Chattooga Trail

15.5 mile trail that runs parallel to the famous Chattooga River, and shares 8.5 miles with the Foothills Trail. It passes through some of the finest wilderness in South Carolina. The northern terminus of the Chattooga Trail is Ellicott Rock, where Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina meet. Waterfall lovers shouldn’t miss this trail, since you can see King Creek, Spoonauger, Big Bend, Pigpen and Licklog Falls at points along the trail.

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Chattooga Whitewater Outfitters

Long Creek, SC
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Chattooga Whitewater Outfitters

They offer a variety of accommodation options, whitewater equipment rentals and transportation shuttles. Humble Pie restaurant onsite. Services: Whitewater Paddling including rafting, canoeing, kayaking and sit-on-tops Flatwater paddling Fishing guides and equipment Hiking, camping and bird watching Transportation & logistical services

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Chau Ram Falls

Westminster, SC
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Chau Ram 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 $2 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

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Chauga Narrows

Mountain Rest, SC
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Chauga Narrows

Located on the Chauga River, view of the narrow 25 ft. high falls. A moderate hike. Great picnic spot and swimming along the river. For best viewing of falls, some climbing over rocks is required. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.83332 W 083.17399

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Chauga River

Mountain Rest, SC
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Chauga River

A 31 mile long tributary of the Tugaloo River that flows south to Lake Hartwell. The Chauga River offers much of the same scenic beauty and cool waters found nearby on the Chattooga River. Anglers like the Chauga River and often catch rainbow trout, brown trout, chubs, and redeye bass. Depending on the water level, sections of the Chauga are popular for whitewater kayaking. Good access and parking are available off Cassidy Bridge Road in Mountain Rest.

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Cheohee or Miuka Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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Cheohee or Miuka Falls

A 75 ft. waterfall on Townes Creek easily viewed with a 45-minute hike. This is one of two falls you can reach by hiking the Winding Stairs Trail, the other being Secret Falls. Go north from Walhalla on Hwy 28, bear right on Hwy 107 for 8 miles. Follow signs for Winding Stairs Trail which turns right in .2 miles, make a sharp left and continue 1/3 miles to clearing and hear the falls. Hike through foliage to creek. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.94220 W 083.08975

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Chickasaw Point Golf Club

Westminster, SC
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Chickasaw Point Golf Club

An 18-hole, par-72 public course designed by Parker Gibson. It is the centerpiece of the Chickasaw Point neighborhood. Numerous elevation changes, sheltered fairways and several beautiful ponds. Just minutes off 1-85 on Highway 11, Chickasaw Point’s location makes it an easy drive for golfers in Oconee, Anderson, Greenville and Pickens Counties as well as those from the Atlanta area.

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Clemson Marina

Seneca, SC
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Clemson Marina

A full-service marina located on Lake Hartwell directly across the lake from Clemson University. Service center with a Master Certified Mechanic on staff. They offer pontoon boat rentals, as well as wet and dry stack storage. The Grill at Clemson Marina features outdoor dining and a unique tailgating experience for the college football season.

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Cross Creek Plantation

Seneca, SC
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Cross Creek Plantation

A private country club golf community designed by P.B. Dye. Eighteen holes of championship golf on an approximately 7,000-yard course from the back tees challenge the finest players. Five sets of tees makes this course enjoyable for players of every level.

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Disc Golf Course at Chau Ram County Park

Westminster, SC
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Disc Golf Course at Chau Ram County Park

Brand new course opened March 2019. 18-hole disc golf course is forested and hilly with combination of distances between holes ranging from 180 ft. - 600 ft. Course entrance off Horseshoe Bridge Road is not yet open; players must enter though main park and walk 1/4 mile to the first hole.

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East Fork Trail

Mountain Rest, S
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East Fork Trail

Beginning at the picnic area adjacent to the Walhalla Fish Hatchery, this 2.5-mile trail is an easy hike along the bank of the scenic, fast moving east fork of the Chattooga River. The trail will take you down to the river. Beginning or ending the hike at Burrell's Ford adds and additional 2.1 miles.

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Eclectic Sun, LLC

Salem, SC
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Eclectic Sun, LLC

Located in the “Pavilion” of Devils Fork State Park in the day use picnic area. Provides everything you would ever need for a day of Fun on the lake. A genuine surf shop and snack bar combined.

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Ellicott Rock

Mountain Rest, SC
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Ellicott Rock

The rock is recognized as the place where the three states of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia meet. Andrew Ellicott’s survey was made in 1811. This rock was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and is located in the Ellicott Rock Wilderness.

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End of the Road Studios

Walhalla, SC
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End of the Road Studios

Art studio, pottery and gallery for Robin Anne Cooper and Stan DuBose. Folk Art, ceramics, paintings, pottery, canvas collages, found object, up-cycled.

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Falcon’s Lair Golf Course

Walhalla, SC
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Falcon’s Lair Golf Course

Features 6,866 yards of golf, designed by Harry Bowers, from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 74.4 and it has a slope rating of 135. James McCoy manages the course as the Golf Professional. PGA instruction available. The course is open year round.

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Fall Creek Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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Fall Creek Falls

Multiple falls range from 30 to 40 ft. within a 1-mile stretch. A long, steep, but not dangerous 2-mile hike made more difficult during spring and summer by foliage. Best viewing is in winter. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.82246 W 083.25079

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Fishski Business, LLC

Seneca, SC
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Fishski Business, LLC

Guided fishing on Lake Hartwell and Lake Jocassee with Captain Steve Pietrykowski. Hartwell is a great choice for families or even a corporate outing. Multiple fishing boats for large groups can be arranged. Captain Steve offers day and night guided fishing on Lake Jocassee, which is the only major lake in South Carolina that has an abundant trout population.

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Fork Mountain Trail

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Fork Mountain Trail

6.4 mile trail, a spur of the Foothills Trail, starts in SC at the Sloan Bridge Picnic Area and ends in NC where it joins the Bad Creek Trail in the Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area. From there the trail eventually joins the Chattooga Trail and continues to Burrell's Ford. The trail weaves along the northern flanks of Fork Mountain through numerous coves and ravines. At the junction with Bad Creek Trail you can return, or extend your hike 1.3 miles to historic Ellicott Rock.

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Gateway Arts Center

Westminster, SC
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Gateway Arts Center

An all volunteer art exhibit and education organization that engages the community by offering: public participation, free events, formal exhibits and art classes. Their mission is to help open the doors of creativity to everyone!

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General Store Museum

Westminster, SC
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General Store Museum

Housed in the Barrett-Jones building on Main Street in Westminster, SC, the General Store Museum displays a collection of historic artifacts from the original England’s General Merchandise store. OPEN Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm.

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Golden Corner Lakes Sail & Power Squadron

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Golden Corner Lakes Sail & Power Squadron

A hardworking, award-winning, and fun-loving unit of the United States Power Squadrons®

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Hartwell Keowee Paddleboard & Kayak Co.

Seneca, SC
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Hartwell Keowee Paddleboard & Kayak Co.

Family owned business serving Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee that provides paddleboard and kayak rentals.

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Hidden Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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Hidden Falls

Near the head of the Foothills Trail, this 50 ft. waterfall over granite ledges can be reached with a moderate, one-hour hike. Best show of waterfall occurs after a rain. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.863309 W 083.09820

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High Falls Boat Rentals, LLC

Salem, SC
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High Falls Boat Rentals, LLC

Need a boat for a day or a week? High Falls Boat Rentals has pontoon and ski boats for rent on Lake Keowee. ​ All boats are equipped with USCG required safety equipment, anchors, bimini tops, depth finders, fenders and dock lines. Tubes and water skis are also available for rent.

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High Falls County Park

Seneca, SC
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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.

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Historic Ballenger House

Seneca, SC
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Historic Ballenger House

Circa 1925, a designated site on the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor. Located in historic downtown Seneca, the house was the residence of the Ballenger family until 1980. It was deeded to the Seneca Woman’s Club to honor three family members who belonged to the philanthropic “Once a Week Club” that originated in 1896 and still meets today. Historic Ballenger House is an ideal venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, showers, parties and reunions.

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Island Horses Pontoon Rental

Lake Keowee & Lake Jocassee
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Island Horses Pontoon Rental

Quality boat rentals on Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. They offer 24 ft. pontoon boats or Sea Ray deck boat that can be towed to either Mile Creek or Warpath Landing. Lake Jocassee minimum 4-day rental.

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Issaqueena’s Last Ride

Walhalla, SC
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Issaqueena’s Last Ride

April 13, 2019. This annual mountain bicycle ride is sponsored by Visit Oconee SC. 100 - 80 - 60 - 52 - 30 mile route options through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills of South Carolina. The 30 and 52 mile rides stay in the flatter areas of Salem and Tamassee where the roads are gently rolling with no difficult climbs. All routes feature scenic rural roads with little traffic.

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Jocassee Adventures

Salem, SC
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Jocassee Adventures

Specializing in Lake Jocassee adventures including: kayak rentals, kayak tours, waterfall tours, sunset tours, scuba tours and snorkeling. They have three covered boats to keep you out of the sun and offer dry areas in case of rain.

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Jocassee Charters

Salem, SC
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Jocassee Charters

Guided fishing trips for everyone from serious anglers to the first-time fishermen. Children of all ages are welcome. Deep water trolling for big brown and rainbow trout using downriggers. All tackle is furnished. All you will need is your food, drinks and a SC fishing license.

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Jocassee Keowee Rentals

Salem, SC
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Jocassee Keowee Rentals

Boating services on Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee whether your interest is a day on the lake on a pontoon, kayak, canoe, or utilizing their boat/RV storage facilities.

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Jocassee Outdoor Center

Salem, SC
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Jocassee Outdoor Center

A large rental fleet of newer model and faster pontoons, deck boats and ski boats (not to mention, kayaks & SUP’s) at Lake Jocassee’s only outfitter and marine center complete with an outfitter store, general store, full-service concierge boat storage, boat repair and maintenance shop.

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Keowee Key Golf Course

Salem, SC
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Keowee Key Golf Course

Keowee Key’s George Cobb designed championship private golf course is under renovation by Richard Mandell, recently named by “Boardroom Magazine” as the 2017 Golf Course Architect of the year. This 6,426-yard, 18-hole, par 72 course is nearing certification in the Audubon Sanctuary Program, which promotes environmental stewardship. With its demanding topography, the course is a distinct and fair challenge to any golfer, and five tee boxes are offered to match varying skill levels.

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Keowee Sailing Club

Seneca, SC
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Keowee Sailing Club

A cruising and racing sail club on Lake Keowee in view of the Blue Ridge escarpment. They engage in sail boat racing, pleasure cruising, skill building, social functions, and maintenance of their club,

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King Creek Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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King Creek Falls

This 70 ft. tumble through a laurel-choked gorge is one of the best to view. Easy to moderate 30-minute hike that is sometimes slippery. Trail is well marked, with restrooms at the trail head. Family friendly beautiful sight. Kids can play in the pool at the base of the falls. You can hike the look and view the river. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.97128 W 083.11465

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Lake Hartwell

Fair Play, SC
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Lake Hartwell

Lake Hartwell is a reservoir bordering Georgia and South Carolina and is created by Hartwell Dam. One of the southeast’s largest and most popular recreation lakes, LAKE HARTWELL comprises nearly 56,000 acres of water with a shoreline of 962 miles. Highway I-85 bisects Hartwell Lake and makes the area easily accessible to visitors.

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Lake Hartwell State Park

Fair Play, SC
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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.

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Lake Jocassee Dive Shop

Salem, SC
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Lake Jocassee Dive Shop

Full service dive shop located near Lake Jocassee. They provide air, nitrox, and trimix fills as well as rental gear and a charter service. Come see why Lake Jocassee is the jewel of the south!

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Lake Keowee Boat Rentals

Seneca, SC
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Lake Keowee Boat Rentals

Family owned business located toward the south portion of Lake Keowee. They cater to people renting vacation houses and offer a variety of day use boats and personal watercraft. They make it easy to get out on the water and enjoy all that Lake Keowee has to offer!

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Lake Keowee Marina

Seneca, SC
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Lake Keowee Marina

The staff at Lake Keowee Marina shares your love of a great time out on the water. Their full service marina is ready to provide anything and everything you need for an exhilarating experience on the lake and a pleasant stay in Seneca. For over 30 years, Lake Keowee Marina has been the anchor point for locals and tourists alike, their team of certified mechanics is there to help maintain the integrity of your watercraft all year long.

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Lake Tugalo

Long Creek, SC
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Lake Tugalo

This little known 575-acre lake in the mountainous region of Oconee County is fed by the Chattooga and Tallulah Rivers. Backed up by the Tugalo dam, the lake is a peaceful spot to paddle and a great place for fishermen. Motorboat access to the lake is restricted to motors below 20 hp, ensuring a peaceful outing. Several small waterfalls tumble into this scenic lake, which is surrounded by the forest covered foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Laurel Fork Falls

Salem, SC
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Laurel Fork Falls

Consider visiting the falls by boat instead of hiking. Witnessing the 80 ft. high falls from a boat in the waters of Lake Jocassee is a one-of-a-kind experience. There are several other falls to be viewed on the lake including Wrights Creek and Mill Creek Falls. For lake access, enter at Devils Fork State Park. Boat rentals and guided tours are available. If you opt to hike, it's 16 miles round trip. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 35 02.938 W 82 48.828

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Lee Falls

Tamassee, SC
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Lee Falls

A bit hard to find, but one of Oconee's most picturesque falls is on Tamassee Creek. No official trail makes this a challenging hike. Best visibility in wintertime. No swimming. Last 1/4 mile is difficult with lots of boulder climbing. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.89344 W 83.08131. Waterfall coordinates: N 34.89428 W 83.10191

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Loblolly Arts

Seneca, SC
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Loblolly Arts

An art gallery/gift shop carrying fine art and high-quality handmade items. Located in the historic district of Ram Cat Alley.

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Long Creek Falls

Long Creek, SC
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Long Creek Falls

A 50-foot waterfall on its namesake creek just before it flows into the Chattooga River. The 1.6 mile unofficial trail is moderately difficult and not well-marked. The last 150 ft. is very steep making it a challenge to climb out. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.77767 W 083.31212. Paddlers and rafters going down the Chattooga River can view this waterfall from the water.

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Lower Whitewater Falls

Salem, SC
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Lower Whitewater Falls

A dramatic 200 ft. drop, these falls are the highest in eastern America. The Lower Falls (in South Carolina) is about half-mile down the Whitewater River from the Upper Falls (in North Carolina). The trail to the overlook is a dangerous 1.7 mile trek. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 35.01246 W 082.99911

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Lunney Museum

Seneca, SC
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Lunney Museum

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Lunney Museum was built in 1909 by its original residents Dr. William James and Lillian Mason Lunney. The House is a 1909 Queen Anne style “California” bungalow with arts and crafts interior. The property features a carriage house and "two-seater" outhouse. The museum provides educational content focused on the history of Seneca, the Lunney Family/Home, and rural southern culture. OPEN Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast

Westminster, SC
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Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast

Lovely ceremony and reception locations are available indoors and outdoors. Choose from the library, parlor or dining rooms of the 1897 Manor House, at the arbor in the garden, in the courtyard near the vintage Carriage House, on the covered patio with overlook, in the meadow near the pond, in the adjacent reception hall, or in the chapel area.

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Mill Creek Falls

Salem, SC
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Mill Creek Falls

Located on Lake Jocassee, this waterfall is only accessible by boat. Launch from Devils Fork State Park. For exact location of the falls, stop by the Devils Fork Ranger Station for map and detailed directions. GPS coordinates for Devils Fork State Park: N 34.952139 W 82.946134

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Museum of the Cherokee in SC

Walhalla, SC
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Museum of the Cherokee in SC

Funded through grants and donations, the Museum is open while undergoing an expansion. The site for permanent exhibits of Cherokee artifacts that were donated by Keowee Toxaway State Park. OPEN Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm

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Oconee Bells Nature Trail

Salem, SC
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Oconee Bells Nature Trail

This easy, 1-mile loop within Devils Fork State Park gets its name from a rare wildflower that has gorgeous white blooms in the early spring. Many native plant species are identified with markers along the trail. The trailhead is behind the bark office and has an informative kiosk at the beginning of the trail.

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Oconee Community Theatre

Seneca, SC
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Oconee Community Theatre

Promoting and encouraging interest in theatrical productions for more than 40 years by presenting plays and dramatic works of all kinds.

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Oconee Country Club Golf Course

Seneca, SC
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Oconee Country Club Golf Course

A semi-private golf club that was built in 1948. It is a relatively short course by today’s modern standards, but it provides the golfer with plenty of challenge off the tee and approach shots to its small, undulating greens. Club amenities include: 2 practice greens, practice range, stocked golf shop, lessons, lounge and a grill. Open to the public year round.

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Oconee History Museum

Walhalla, SC
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Oconee History Museum

Explore the history of Native Americans, immigration, railroads, New Deal programs, textile mills, agriculture and much more as it relates to Oconee County. The exhibit hall offers a self-guided tour of Oconee's history. In addition to the museum, there is a classroom frequently used by local businesses and social groups for meetings and functions. OPEN Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm. Not-for-profit organization. Free admission/$3 per person donation is encouraged.

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Oconee Station State Historic Site

Walhalla, SC
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Oconee Station State Historic Site

Built around 1792 during tensions between white settlers and Creek Indians, the Oconee Station itself was once one in a string of small frontier posts garnished by state militia. It was the last of its kind when it was decommissioned and the troops left in 1799. Its 20-inch stone walls are still standing today. Also on the site is the William Richards House built in 1805. It served as a private residence for 150 years. Site features picnicking, fishing and trail access to Station Cove Falls.

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Old Pickens Presbyterian Church

Salem, SC
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Old Pickens Presbyterian Church

Listed on the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and the National Register of Historic Places. This church/meeting house is the only building still standing on the site where the town of Pickens Courthouse was established in 1828. The adjacent cemetery has over 200 graves dating back to 1790.

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Old Saint John’s Meeting House

Walhalla, SC
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Old Saint John’s Meeting House

Built in 1889, this Carpenter's Gothic style building is the ideal venue for weddings or meetings. The fully heated and cooled Meeting House can be rented by alone or with the Walhalla Depot offering an ideal location for a beautiful wedding. The comfortable seating capacity is approximately 60-65.

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Opossum Creek Falls

Long Creek, SC
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Opossum Creek Falls

The two-hour hike to this 50-ft. cascade is not dangerous, but quite strenuous. Nice picnic area and swimming in the Chattooga River. Best views when leaves are off trees or from May-June when the Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel are in bloom. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.77332 W 083.30361

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Palmetto Trail – Oconee Passage

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Palmetto Trail – Oconee Passage

The Oconee Passage is a moderate to difficult 3.2 mile trail along an old roadbed that pinches into a path along the mountain ridge line. Once the Palmetto Trail is complete, this trail will end in Walhalla, but for now you can start from either Oconee State Park (Mountain Rest) or Oconee Station (Walhalla). The Oconee Passage is steeply uphill from Oconee Station. Mountain bikes are allowed on the Oconee Passage.

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Patriot’s Hall Veterans Museum

Walhalla, SC
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Patriot’s Hall Veterans Museum

An opportunity for Oconee citizens, their families and visitors, to see how veterans have contributed and sacrificed for our country, the world and our freedom. No charge to visit the museum. OPEN Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Pigpen Falls & Licklog Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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Pigpen Falls & Licklog Falls

Perfect falls for a young family. An easy one-hour hike to two sets of falls 1/4 mile apart. Pigpen will be the first falls on the left with a great swimming hole. Licklog is a short distance further on the right, and a little more difficult to view if leaves are out. Continue on the trail a few more minutes to the Chattooga River. Nice place to swim and picnic. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.91905 W 083.12020

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Rally in the Valley

Walhalla, SC
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Rally in the Valley

May, 11, 2019. Fun, family oriented event featuring bicycle rides of 30 and 60 miles, as well as great live music and a wonderful meal of slow-cooked barbecue, fresh sides and local craft beer which are all included in your ticket! The Rally in the Valley event supports land conservation and sustainable development in Oconee County, SC.

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Ram Cat Alley Historic District

Seneca, SC
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Ram Cat Alley Historic District

The district is a collection of commercial buildings which reflect the development of the downtown area as the center of commerce in Seneca from ca. 1887 to ca. 1930. Ram Cat Alley was so called because of the tendency of cats to gather around the Fred Hopkins Meat Market which was located on that street in ca. 1908. These days businesses on Ram Cat Alley include: independent boutiques, antique stores and restaurants. Fifteen minutes from Clemson University.

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Reedy Branch Falls

Long Creek, SC
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Reedy Branch Falls

30 ft. cascade is easily accessible via a 300-yard walk down a gravel road. The pull-off, with its large stone columns and iron gate, implies private property, however, it is public land. The land was in the process of being developed for home sites when the Forest Service acquired it. Good wading pool at the base of the waterfall. Humble Pie and Belle's Bistro at Chattooga Belle Farm are nearby places to eat.

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Retreat Rosenwald School

Westminster, SC
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Retreat Rosenwald School

One of 10 Rosenwald schools in Oconee County, and the only one still in existence. The two-room school served rural African-American children from 1924-1950. It was partially funded by the national Rosenwald School Building program. In September 2011 the schol was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Riley Moore Falls

Westminster, SC
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Riley Moore Falls

Once the site of a gristmill, this waterfalls measures 12 ft. high, 100 ft. wide and is a great family destination. Moderate 15-minute walk to falls, a tunnel to the left brings you up to the middle of the falls. Good swimming spot. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.74106 W 083.18535

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Rocky Gap/Willis Knob

Mountain Rest, SC
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Rocky Gap/Willis Knob

Rocky Gap Trail in South Carolina and Willis Knob Trail in Georgia combine to offer some of the most scenic horseback riding in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Winding across deeply dissected ridges, the trails descend into the beautiful Chattooga Wild & Scenic River corridor. For a fee the Whetstone Horse Camp in Mountain Rest serves as a base camp for many users of both trails. Earls Ford Road and has trailer parking area and hiking trail access to the Chattooga River.

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Secret Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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Secret Falls

A two-fer waterfall opportunity. A treacherous path for adventurous, physically fit hikers, Winding Stairs Trail leads to this waterfall off the beaten path. Continue past clearing to view Cheohee/Miuka Falls. GPS Coordinates to parking area: N 34.94110 W 083.08975

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Sertoma Field

Walhalla
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Sertoma Field

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.

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Shaver Rec Complex

Seneca, SC
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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-hold 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.

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Silver Dollar Music Hall

Westminster (Long Creek), SC
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Silver Dollar Music Hall

Bluegrass musical performances every Friday night. 12278 Long Creek Hwy.

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South Cove County Park

Seneca, SC
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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.

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Southern Outlaw Adventures

Salem, SC
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Southern Outlaw Adventures

Lake Jocassee boat tours.

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Spoonauger Falls

Mountain Rest, SC
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Spoonauger Falls

Two-fer waterfall opportunity. This 50 ft. waterfall is set back into a hillside and surrounded by an explosion of shrubbery. Follow the trail approximately 1/4 mile. Cross over Spoonauger Creek. King Creek Falls and the Chattooga River are in the same area. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.97480 W 083.11478

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Station Cove Falls

Walhalla, SC
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Station Cove Falls

A stepped 60 ft. waterfall that forms from headwaters atop Station Mountain. An easy 30-minute hike through a gorgeous Appalachian cove takes you to the family friendly wading pond at the foot of the falls. GPS coordinates to parking area: N 34.84867 W 083.07463

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Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park

Walhalla, SC
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Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park

Dual-use hiking & biking trails in Stumphouse Park. Phase 1 is open with 4 miles of trails. Phase 2 will have an 6 more miles. All 10 miles of flow trails are designed for beginner mountain biking with big berms, rollers, tables, rock gardens and more! Mountain Bike Park can be accessed from trailheads at both ends of Stumphouse Passage, but the easiest access is via the parking lot for Issaqueena Falls. Bike trail is closed on rainy days. Users are cautioned to follow trail direction signs.

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Stumphouse Passage of the Palmetto Trail

Walhalla, SC
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Stumphouse Passage of the Palmetto Trail

The Stumphouse Passage of the Palmetto Trail is accessible from the center of Stumphouse Park and stretches over 500 miles across the state to Awendaw outside of Charleston. Currently the dual-use hiking and mountain biking trail system in Walhalla totals 4.2 miles, ranging from easy to moderate. Additional trails are under construction in the Stumphouse property. Ultimately the trail will connect to Oconee State Park and will end in downtown Walhalla.

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Stumphouse Tunnel

Walhalla, SC
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Stumphouse Tunnel

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.

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Sweet Retreat

Walhalla, SC
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Sweet Retreat

Go carts, mini golf, laser tag, arcade, ice cream & yogurt. Party packages and group rates available.

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The Blue Ridge Arts Center

Seneca, SC
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