Oconee State Park
624 State Park RD | Mountain Rest, SC 29664 | Phone: 864-638-5353 | Fax: 888-803-0844 | oconee@scprt.com
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Planning on camping, reserving a cabin or attending one of our popular programs in 2016, 2017 or 2018?  Click here to find out which dates these programs fall on in the upcoming years!

Join us for our Writing Retreat with Carol Crawford, Aug. 23-25.  Set aside some time to focus on your writing in beautiful Oconee State Park. Work in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Bring a story in progress or get started on something new.  Carol Crawford is an independent editor who has been teaching creative writing for two decades.
She is author of The “Habit of Mercy, Poems about Daughters and Mothers”, and has had essays,
stories, and poems published in many other publications.  Click here for details.

Come paint with South Carolina artist Michael Story, in oil or pastel, Aug. 28-30 at Oconee.  Click here for details. 

Join us this summer for our Friday Night Square Dances at the Barn!  Every Friday, May 27-Sept 2 from 8-10 p.m.  Click here for more details.  And compete at our Couples Square Dance Contest on August 26!  Click here to find out how.

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found inside the office during operating hours and also on the front porch of the office just by the office door.
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Oconee State Park
has all of the perks of a relaxing mountain getaway. The Oconee 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 Carolina fishing and boating or just hanging out at the Oconee State Park campground.


  • Admission : $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Su-Th 7am-7pm; Fri-Sa 7am-9pm (extended to 7am-9pm daily during Daylight Savings Time)
  • Office Hours : M-Fri 9am-5pm; Sa-Su 11am-noon & 4pm-5pm


  • Pets : Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.