Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Oconee' is a Cherokee word meaning 'land beside the water' and water is in no short supply. With all the lakes and rivers to explore you may just find it hard to leave. In the northwestern-most corner of South Carolina is Oconee County, known as the "Mountain Lakes Region" because of its climate, its spectacularly beautiful lakes and the beauty of its Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, outdoor recreation, adventure travel and family together time are hot buttons for tourists, and Oconee County offers the perfect setting for an affordable vacation for active families, outdoor types of all ages, couples and retirees. Here are three wonderful county parks you'll want to visit: 1220 Chau Ram Park Road Westminster, SC 29693 Telephone: 864.647.9286 Hours: 7:00AM until Dark Description: Chau Ram County Park is located at the confluence of the Chauga River and Ramsay Creek is Oconee County's "Best Kept Secret," Chau Ram Park . With a 40 foot waterfall and Oconees longest suspension bridge, Chau Ram has something to offer for everyone. Visitors can enjoy our hiking/biking trails or go tubing and fishing on the river. Many of our campers use the park as a base when going rafting on the nearby Chattooga River , designated a National Wild and Scenic River. Attractions: 28 Camping Sites, 4 Shelters, 1 Recreational Building High Falls Park 671 High Falls Rd Seneca, SC 29672 Telephone: 864.882.8234 Hours: 7:00AM until Dark Description: High Falls County Park is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It serves as a gateway to a variety of recreational activities. This 44 acre park, established in 1971, is located on the beautiful waters of Lake Keowee. At High Falls, visitors are not limited to activities on the lake as the park provides many facilities and programs to suit every recreational need. The park store offers a variety of convenient items and is located in the park's focal point, The Alexander/Cannon/Hill House. The house was built in 1830, and is one of the last remaining pieces of the area's history. Attractions: 100 Camping Sites, 2 Shelters, 1 Recreational Buildings, 1 Boat Ramp, Miniature Golf, Horseshoes, Softball Field, Volleyball South Cove Park 1099 South Cove Road Seneca, SC 29672 Telephone: 864.882.5250 Hours: 7:00AM until Dark Description:South Cove Park is located on the clear waters of Lake Keowee, South Cove County Park offers a variety of day use facilities as well as lakeside camping. Fishing, boating, sailing and water skiing are readily accessible via two park boat ramps. Day use facilities include 4 lighted tennis courts, a volleyball court, 18-hole miniature golf course, horseshoe pits, playground areas, a handicapped accessible fishing pier and sand beach for sun bathing.