Oconee State Park
624 State Park RD | Mountain Rest, SC 29664 | Phone: 864-638-5353 | Fax: 888-803-0844 | oconee@scprt.com

History & Interpretation

HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION

  • Programs and Guided Tours : Each year from Memorial Day until Labor Day, Oconee State Park holds Friday night square dances in the barn at the park. This tradition has taken place at the park for over 65 years.

    The park does not offer any other regularly scheduled programs, but does have events and activities during Easter, the Fourth of July and Halloween.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) : Yes
  • National Register of Historic Places : Yes
  • Designation : Oconee State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation. The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.

  • When & How PRT Acquired : Donated in 1935 by Oconee County.