Oconee State Park

624 State Park RD
Mountain Rest, SC 29664


Oconee State Park has all of the perks of a relaxing mountain getaway. TheOconee State Park campground, Rustic, CCC-era cabins and a lake with a swimming hole, canoe rentals and fishing opportunities are only a sample of the park’s offerings. 

Several wooded nature trails wind through the foothills region and serve as the southern trailhead for the Foothills Trail, South Carolina’s 80-mile wilderness hike on the Blue Ridge Escarpment. 

Oconee is the perfect place for a family getaway with nostalgic activities such as square dancing during the summer months, Fourth of July festivities and other holiday events.

Make plans to enjoy a weekend hiking the Foothills Trail, South Carolinafishing and boating or just hanging out at the Oconee State Park campground.

Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in the park's 20-acre and 12-acre lakes for bass, bream and catfish. (Trout when stocked in winter months). A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

Fishing Pier: A fishing pier is located in the campground at Campground Lake.

Fishing: Yes
Freshwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: Private boats such as kayaks, canoes and jon boats are permitted on the park lake. Life jackets must be worn at all times.
Rental canoes, jon boats and pedal boats are available year round. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent seasonally. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are available to rent for $35/day, $20/half day, and $5/hour, seasonally. Must be at least 16 years old to rent.

Paddling: Yes

Playground Equipment: Yes

Picnic Shelters: Yes
Playground: Three playgrounds are located on the park. One is located beside mini golf, one behind the mini golf and one by the swimming area at the park lake.

Swimming Area with Lifeguard: Seasonal lake swimming is available at the park and is swim at your own risk.
The dive dock is open and available during the guarded hours of 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tu through Su between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

Hours are subject to change. Please check with the park before making final plans.

Swimming: Swimming is permitted at this park in a designated swimming area during posted hours.

Mini Golf: An 18-hole mini golf course is located near the campground entrance. The course is open year round and all park guests may play for $2/game. Please see the park office for clubs and golf balls.

Biking: Yes
Hiking Trails: Oconee has six nature/hiking trails originating in the park. The Oconee Trail, Old Waterwheel Trail and Lake Trail are loop trails within park boundaries. The Hidden Falls Trail and Tamassee Knob Trail are out-and-back trails that begin in the park and travel to U.S. Forest Service property. The park is an access point to the Foothills Trail.

Hiking: Yes


Camping Information: The main campground, located near the park lake, offers campsites with individual water and electrical hookups and picnic table. While tent campers may use the sites with water and electrical hookups, a designated walk-in tent camping area, located 100 yards off of the main campground, includes tent pads (limit two tents per pad) and centralized water. Each campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers. A laundry facility is available seasonally.

When reserving your site, please see the site details for equipment each site can accommodate and driveway length.

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