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We're happy to announce that our water bottle filling station donated by Duke Energy Carolinas is installed and operational!  Come get a cool drink on us!  More info, here on this new park amenity.

Check in/Check out Times

Check in for park cabins is 4PM Check out is 10AM.  

For late check-in please contact the park office between 3pm and 5pm to get your cabin door code.  

Check in for campsites is 2PM. Check out is noon

2024 Holiday Schedule

Spend the holidays with us!  Click here for our holiday event schedule through 2025.

If you are unable to make a reservation through the park, please call the call center at 866-345-7275

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Su-Th 7am-7pm; Fri-Sa 7am-9pm (extended to 7am-9pm daily during Daylight Savings Time)


The park store and office are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily.

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$5/adult; $3.25/S.C. seniors; $3/child ages 6-15; ages 5 & under free

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Pets are allowed in cabins 14-20 at Oconee. Pets are not allowed in any other cabin 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. Pets are not to be left unattended.

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Wifi Available

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Park Manager

Bryn Harmer

Park Manager

Welcome.  My name is Bryn Harmer, and I am the park manager at Oconee State Park.  I first realized I wanted to be a park ranger when I was about 7 or 8 hiking in a state park with my dad.  I said, I wish I could do this all the time, and he jokingly said, maybe you should grow up to be a park ranger. From then on, I had a single-minded goal of being a park ranger.  My interests have continued to focus on the outdoors and conservation, so that track never wavered for me.  It was a career I was born to do. 

I love the swimming lake and the Lake Trail that circles the lake at Oconee.  The lake is very peaceful with a variety of wildlife to view.  While walking the Lake Trail, you can see beavers, ducks, fish, turtles, frogs and more, while also viewing several of the historic cabins.  I really enjoy walking the trail with my dog and enjoying the scenery. 

A first time visitor to Oconee State Park should definitely rent one of our boats and spend some time on the lake.  We rent pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and jon boats, so there is something for everyone!

**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located inside the office during operating hours and on the front porch of the office just by the office door.

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 77-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.


1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

139 standard campsites with water and electrical service

15 designated rustic tent sites

19 historic CCC-built cabins for your family to enjoy on your next vacation

4 picnic shelters for group gatherings

1 old-fashioned swimming hole

1 CCC replica waterwheel located near the swimming lake at the outlet of the spillway of the historic bathhouse. The wheel on the replica is the original one used by the CCC

18 hole mini carpet golf located near the campground for all to enjoy

1165 beautiful acres in the South Carolina Upcountry


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