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  • Lake Keowee: 18,500 acres of water and a 300-mile shoreline make Lake Keowee a popular place for boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, camping, and picnicking. The lake is located predominately in Oconee County, but it also extends into Pickens County.
  • Lake Hartwell: Besides the superb Lake Hartwell fishing, the park offers a basketball court, publicly accessible boat ramp, and hiking. The park is the only in the state to offer the unique, single room camper cabins, which offer guests without camping gear an opportunity to experience the feel of camping on Lake Hartwell.
  • Lake Jocassee: The land around 7,565-acre Lake Jocassee remains mostly undeveloped and the only public access point to the lake is through Devils Fork State Park. Four mountain streams and several waterfalls feed into the lake, making it cooler than others and a great South Carolina trout fishing spot. Plus, the unusually clear water of Lake Jocassee is a haven for scuba divers and swimmers. 


The upstate of South Carolina and Oconee County specifically are home to many gorgeous hiking trails including: Oconee Station Trail, Table Rock State Park hiking trails, Raven Cliff Falls Trail, the Foothills Trail, and many more!

Some of the most popular hiking trails in the Upstate include particularly scenic waterfalls.  Some of the most popular South Carolina waterfalls include:

  • Raven Cliff Falls in Caesars Head State Park
  • Rainbow Falls in Jones Gap State Park
  • Carrick Creek Falls in Table Rock State Park
  • Station Cove Falls just outside of Oconee Station State Historic Site
  • Laurel Fork Falls on Lake Jocassee and accessible by boat from Devils Fork State Park
  • Wildcat Wayside Falls between Caesars Head and Jones Gap
  • and many more!

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