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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The park lake is now full!  Swimming has resumed and the diving boards are up and ready for you to have some summer fun!  Contact the park for more info.


Due to recent lake restocking, bream and bass remain catch and release only, catfish and trout may be kept within legal limit numbers. Find more detailed information here or please contact the park directly.

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HOURS

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

OFFICE

The park store and office are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily.
Bathhouse concessions are open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tu through Su, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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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

Beginning January 1, 2020, pets will be allowed in cabin 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 allowed in cabin 20 prior to January 1, 2020.

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Wifi Available

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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.