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TRAVEL ADVISORY

We have recently restocked our cabin/swim lake with bass and bream. This will affect our catch and release policy. Find more detailed information here.

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HOURS

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

OFFICE

M-Fri 9am-5pm; Sa-Su 11am-noon & 4pm-5pm

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ADMISSION

$5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.

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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.

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Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

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, complete with lifeguards and an awesome high-dive during the summer

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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History & 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.