Help us welcome Upstate Zipline to Keowee-Toxaway State Park! They are located across Highway 11 from the main entrance of the park and are currently taking reservations for March 11, 2023 and beyond. Book now!
Sa-Th 9am-6pm; Fri 9am-8pm (extended to 9pm M-Su during Daylight Saving Time)
11am-noon & 4-5pm, daily
Pets are not allowed in the cabin or the cabin area. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.
I am Kevin Blanton, Manager of Keowee-Toxaway State Park. Growing up I loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors and camping with my family at Table Rock State Park. I always wanted a career that allowed me to work outside, be around beautiful surroundings and truly enjoy what I do. Being a park ranger has provided me that opportunity.
The one feature in Keowee-Toxaway that I personally like the most is the Raven Rock hiking trail. The rock outcropping along the trail offers a picturesque view of Lake Keowee, and the rock outcropping is probably the best photo opportunity on the park. It’s also a great place to eat lunch or enjoy a sunset.
If you’re a first-time visitor to the park, you should definitely hike the 1.3-mile Natural Bridge Trail that begins behind the park office at the trailhead orientation kiosk. The hike takes about 45 minutes and you get to experience different forest types, rock outcroppings, geological formations, small cascades along Poe Creek and seasonal wildflowers and mountain laurel.
**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located on the frront side of the orientation kiosk located in the lower level parking lot of the park office.
With some of the most stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains South Carolina has to offer, Keowee-Toxaway State Park is truly one of South Carolina’s pretty places. The Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center exhibits and information serve as a gateway to the Jocassee Gorges.
Two hiking trails in the park take visitors over a natural bridge and through the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, land once traveled by Cherokee Indians. A short, half-mile trail leads to Lake Keowee where guests can enjoy fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish.
If Lake Keowee camping isn’t quite right for you, a three-bedroom rental cabin offers creature comforts with a scenic overlook of Lake Keowee and a private boat dock. For guests looking for a more primitive overnight stay, a short distance from Lake Keowee, camping sites with water and electrical hookups are available.