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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The main park lake water level has been dropped to perform lake maintenance. We hope to have the water level restored to normal before Memorial Day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you from your Oconee State Park Family!

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

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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Oconee Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in the park's 20-acre and 12-acre lakes for bass, bream and catfish. (Trout when stocked in winter months). A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing Pier: A fishing pier is located in the campground at Campground Lake.

  • Tackle Loaner Program: This park participates in the Tackle Loaner Program sponsored by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Rods and reels are available for loan at the park office.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: Private boats are not allowed on the park lake.
    However rental canoes, john boats and pedal boats are available year round. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent seasonally. PFDs must be worn at all times.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats available to rent for $35/day, $20/half day and $5/hour, seasonally. Cabin guests may rent watercraft for $50/two days. Guests may beach the boat at their cabin.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are available to rent for $35/day, $20/half day, and $5/hour, seasonally. Must be at least 16 years old to rent.

  • Pedal Boat Rentals: Pedal boat rentals are available to rent year-round at $5/hr. A person of at least 13 years of age must be present in the pedal boats at all times.

  • Paddling: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary wi-fi is available at the park office and cabin area for our guests.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The park store includes limited grocery items, souvenirs, camping supplies, firewood, ice, bait and tackle, drinks, first-aid supplies and toys. It is open year-round M-F 9am-5pm; Sa-Su 11am-noon and 4-5pm.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: Three playgrounds are located on the park. One is located beside mini golf, one behind the mini golf and one by the swimming area at the park lake.

  • Swimming Area with Lifeguard: Seasonal lake swimming is offered upon availability of lifeguards.

    The swimming area and dive dock will be open and available during the guarded hours of 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Su through F and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sa between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

    Hours are subject to change. Please check with the park before making final plans.

  • Swimming: Swimming is permitted at this park in a designated swimming area during posted hours.
  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Mini Golf: An 18-hole mini golf course is located near the campground entrance. The course is open year round and all park guests may play for $2/game. Please see the park office for clubs and golf balls.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: Oconee has six nature/hiking trails originating in the park. The Oconee Trail, Old Waterwheel Trail and Lake Trail are loop trails within park boundaries. The Hidden Falls Trail and Tamassee Knob Trail are out-and-back trails that begin in the park and travel to U.S. Forest Service property. The park is an access point to the Foothills Trail.

  • Hiking: Yes