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Oconee State Park

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Oconee State Park

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Bronco1966 wrote a review Aug 2020
138 contributions12 helpful votes
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The park was far from everything, so buy what you need before you get there. The campsites were gravel. Some were near the lake. The bath house had some updates. The cabins were very secluded and were not near the camp sites. I had no cell phone service, so make sure to bring a book.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jmpncsu wrote a review Jun 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina4,007 contributions1,086 helpful votes
We camped four nights over Memorial Day weekend with our dog at Oconee State Park while chasing waterfalls in the area. The park is nestled within Sumter National Forest, so lots to do in the immediate area. We stayed at Rustic Tent Site 5, which was very nice. It's about a 500-foot walk from parking to the site and allowed us to get away from the crowds. A nearby bathhouse had nice warm water showers and staff cleaned the bathrooms regularly. There are several trails in the park, including access to the Foothills Trail and Palmetto Trail. Hidden Falls is in the national forest but the easiest access is from the park, about 2.5 miles from the Foothills Trailhead. Overall, a great stay and we would definitely camp here again.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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travelwriter52 wrote a review May 2020
Clinton, South Carolina2,812 contributions259 helpful votes
I didn't get to see the whole park. I stayed in a cabin for a couple of days. I did hike to see the water wheel. The cabins were rustic as described. The furniture was old enough that you sank when you sat in them. The doors didn't close well inside and the steps were uneven. Despite all that, there was a charm to these old CCC built cabins. There was a view of the lake but because of trees, the view was minimal.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Julie L wrote a review May 2020
Tallahassee, Florida97 contributions41 helpful votes
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We tent camped at the park with two young dogs. The park is dog friendly and nearly all of the other campers also had at least one dog. There is a lake (swimming & boat rentals were closed while we were there), plenty of hiking, and a miniature golf course. We did not use the golf course, but saw plenty of others using it. Because of Covid-19 concerns, the office was closed, so we did not talk with any of the staff. We proceeded to our campsite and had no problems the length of our stay. We foraged wood for our campfire from the wooded area at our campsite, and also bought a bundle at the Ingles market about 20 minutes away, when we went to shop for our food for the weekend. The campsites have water & electric (unless you use the hike in sites) and also have a fire ring with grill grate, and a picnic table. Each site size is a bit different so make sure the site will be big enough for your chosen sleeping vessel. The ranger/park host kept the bathrooms very clean. The showering area even had a bit of added privacy for changing (compared to some parks we have camped at). Hot water was available from the sink and the shower. There is a nearby trailhead that splits into several different hiking trails with varying lengths and difficulty levels. We hiked the Hidden Falls trail with 3 teens & two pups. The trail had a few difficult places along the way, but also several fallen trees to sit and rest if you need it. I would recommend that you bring water, especially for children and/or dogs, and wear good shoes. There is a creek that runs along much of the hike, but it is not always easily accessible. It is about 5 miles round trip. Just a few miles from the park is another park & waterfall; the Stumphouse Tunnel & Issaquenna Falls. Both are worth checking out ($5 park entry fee). There is not really any hiking to see either of these, a short, steep hill to the tunnel. The waterfall is mostly accessible by a wooden walkway. There are also mountain bike trails at this park.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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laurel w wrote a review May 2020
Middleburg, Florida115 contributions37 helpful votes
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This campground has some great pull through spots, electric, and water at sites. No sewer that we saw but there is a dump station at front. We had spot 35 by the water in the back which was just beautiful, but there are spots right on the water that were already booked when we reserved. Our spot was fine for what we did, tent camping. The bathrooms are super clean for a campground. Nice hot water in the showers. Trash is picked up at each site in the morning and around 3pm daily, but there is no dumpster for the public to access. The main lake has a very clean bathroom too with showers and changing rooms. Plenty of picnic tables, greens to lay on and overlook the lake. Although there were gnats that drove us nuts while we ate. The park ranger isn't letting people swim very far out right now. But I think technically the lake isn't open till memorial day? Bring a ball to throw around or a frisbee. There is also a putt putt course and baseball diamond when you drive in. This park is close to many waterfalls and trails we did: hidden falls (in park), yellow branch, king creek, spoonauger, station cove, issaqueena, upper whitewaterfalls. Don't forget the cool stumphouse tunnel too!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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