Keowee-Toxaway State Park
108 Residence DR | Sunset, SC 29685 | Phone: 864-868-2605 |

Things To Do


  • Fishing Information : A half-mile trail provides access to Lake Keowee where guests enjoy fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.


  • Boating and Boat Access : Motorized boat access to Lake Keowee is five miles from the park.

    The park's canoe/kayak access area provides private, non-motorized boat access to Lake Keowee.


  • Wireless Internet Access : Wi-Fi is available for Keowee-Toxaway’s guests at the park visitor center and the park’s rental cabin.
  • Park Store/Gift Shop : The gift shop located in the Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center is open daily from 11 a.m. - noon and 4 - 5 p.m. It includes limited snacks, souvenirs, ice and firewood.

  • Picnic Shelters : Yes
  • Swimming : Swimming is permitted in Lake Keowee. There is no designated swimming area at the park and lifeguards are not provided. You may swim at your own risk.

  • Bird Watching : The park is an ideal birding area. Over 75 species of songbirds have been reported on the park.

  • Geocaching : Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking : Yes


  • Hiking Trails : The Raven Rock Hiking Trail is located behind the park office and is a little over four miles in length.

  • Walking/Nature Trails : For those who may prefer a shorter hike, the Natural Bridge Nature Trail is a 1½-mile loop located behind the park office.

  • Biking Trails : There are no designated bike trails on the park, but visitors can ride bicycles on the paved roads.