Oconee State Park
624 State Park Road
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
State Park in the Blue Ridge foothills
Deep in the Blue Ridge foothills,Oconee State Park has welcomed visitors since it was first built in the 1930s. It’s popular for its several picturesque hiking trails and the well-kept cabins and campgrounds. The park’s fishing lakes offer bass and bream, and the woods are full of wildlife, fur and feather alike. Adjacent to Sumter National Forest, the park serves as a jumping-off point to the nearby Chattooga and Chauga rivers, hotspots for whitewater rafting and trout fishing. The park also marks the southern trailhead for the Foothills Trail, an 80-mile wilderness hike on the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment.