Fall Foliage Report
Soon we will be fascinated with the beautiful colors that the season brings. Keep a live look on the fall foliage from the Upcountry with our Table Rock webcam, and don’t miss SC State Park’s fall foliage reports posted each Wednesday here.
Fall Color Report, October 21, 2020
The upstate mountains continue to tease a bit more this week with a little more foliage change. Highest elevations are leading the way, but lower slopes still do not have widespread color breaking through as many green leaves are hanging tough. Timing still seems to be the end of the month into early November for reaching the peak of leaves on colorful display. Any additional cold nights will help the process.
Fall Color Report, October 16, 2020
As we enter into the last half of October, fall foliage changes are becoming evident. The reds of sourwoods and dogwoods are on display. The short-lived yellows of tulip poplar are mixed with leaves of green. Oaks, hickories, and maples have yet to join the ranks with any brilliance. The mountain slopes are still dominated by the taller green canopy but slight changes are obvious. Lakeshores, roadsides, and forest edges reveal that the big show is on the way. Another crisp cool down is on tap in a few days which should help foster further color arrival. If the peak is not here by the first of November, it should be close.
Looking for an easy fall hike? Check out this story about three beautiful hikes to take this fall!
Best Parks for Fall Foliage Viewing
- Caesars Head State Park
- Chester State Park
- Devils Fork State Park
- Jones Gap State Park
- Keowee-Toxaway State Park
- Kings Mountain State Park
- Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
- Oconee State Park
- Oconee Station State Historic Site
- Paris Mountain State Park
- Poinsett State Park
- Table Rock State Park
Read more about color change and autumn here.