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Oconee State Park

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Canoes, paddle boats, fishing,and history

If your looking for a peaceful park with lots of nature and history combined Oconee State Park is... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Upstate south carolina
Excellent weekend getaway

Stayed at a quaint little cabin on the pond, i ride the 3.5 mile one way stretch of the palmetto... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We checked in on 10/12/18 and thought it was a great place.. Till we went to bed and it has a sign for quiet hours and I guess y'all don't follow your rules. Someone was setting up camp across from us at 4am and there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

If your looking for a peaceful park with lots of nature and history combined Oconee State Park is the place to go. There is a nice swimming are with diving boards in the lake, however no sandy beach to lay back on. This park is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank eenlow
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at a quaint little cabin on the pond, i ride the 3.5 mile one way stretch of the palmetto trail , we went fishing ( no luck on that front!) very quite park, cabin are rustic but clean, we had a wonderful tile in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank srespass
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The cabins were air conditioned with modern bathrooms and had a wonderful porch. Try to get one on the lake as some are out in the woods. The screened back porch was awesome and we spent a lot of our down time there. You can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank William E
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Older park. Camping spots suitable size for tent camping and small to medium RVs. Sites are packed rather tight and not all level. We brought tents as or RV was being serviced. Glad we did. Do not recommend site 6 as it was very awkward...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank B W
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We love Oconee! We try to go every summer for a week. We especially love going 4th of July Week. It is a beautiful park with so many things to do! There are usually activities scheduled that are great for kids in addition to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 115mauram
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This state park is so relaxing and beautiful. We stayed in a cabin for 4 nights and it was so quiet. The campgrounds are beautiful and the air is so clean. They have a place to do laundry, a swimming hole, playground, and they plan...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lindsey L
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We took a road trip with our18' Travel trailer. We spent 7 days at this beautiful State Park. There are two lakes, beautiful hiking trails, and plenty of fishing. It is a beautifully maintained park. It is only about 10 minutes to Town. The staff...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank mlinnas62
Reviewed June 4, 2018

there are many things to do within a few minutes drive of the campground, which the campground had lots to do anyway. Only negative is the bed in the cabin is a double. Very cozy for a couple.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank bigbrother803
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Georgia is our home and the state parks in it are much superior to this state park. Although, we did stay in Devil's Fork State Park and really enjoyed it. I was surprised that the roads were gravel and you had a hard time determining...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Geoffrey T
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Donna H
November 21, 2018|
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Response from mlinnas62 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay in a cabin there, however, we did hike past a few and they were all right on the water and beautiful. Plenty of fishing from the shore in front of the cabins. We brought our trailer camper and stayed across... More
Lisa J
July 17, 2018|
Response from kuntrykruisers | Reviewed this property |
pets are not allowed in the swim area
Sandra L
June 22, 2018|
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Response from kuntrykruisers | Reviewed this property |
You can swim in the lake but pets are not allowed in the swim area
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So. Burlington, VT
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I will be visiting Oconee State Park this weekend with my family. We'll take a drive up to Highlands, too, at some point in the weekend. I am a budding amateur photographer. Can you recommend some great spots for nature photography? I know they are in abundance as I drive along the roads, but do you know of any that I might not happen upon?? Thanks very much in advance!
November 18, 2008|
Response fromjaded24fan|
If you are taking 107 from SC... 3 miles north of the SC/NC border is Silver Run Falls. Short hike to the falls. There will be a sign. After this retrack 2 miles and go west on Bullpen Road. There will be semi shop on opposite side of the road. Go 5 miles on Bullpen Road to you get to the Chatooga River. Great photo opps here. There is an old rusty 1 lane bridge that makes for great pics. Continue several miles on Bullpen will take you into downtown Highlands.