Oconee State Park

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Oconee State Park
Oconee state park.jpg
A picture of the sign at the entrance to the park
Nearest city Mountain Rest, SC
Coordinates 34°51′59.2″N 83°6′14.9″W / 34.866444°N 83.104139°W / 34.866444; -83.104139Coordinates: 34°51′59.2″N 83°6′14.9″W / 34.866444°N 83.104139°W / 34.866444; -83.104139
Area 1,165 acres (4.7 km2)
Created 1935[1]
Camp sites Regular campsites, RV Campsites, and a set of campsites that require a hike in but are beside a lake
Hiking trails Foothills Trail, western trailhead
Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail
Other information Fishing lakes offer bream and bass
Chattooga and Chauga Rivers are in close proximity.[2]
Oconee State Park Historic District
Nearest city Mountain Rest, South Carolina
Area 1,165 acres (471.5 ha)
Built 1935
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Other, Rustic
Governing body State
MPS South Carolina State Parks MPS
NRHP Reference # 04000618[3]
Added to NRHP June 16, 2004

Oconee State Park is a state park located in the Blue Ridge Mountain region of South Carolina. This 1165-acre (472 ha) park has several recreational opportunities to choose from. They include cabins, camping, fishing and boating in the two small lakes located on the park grounds, hiking on eight nature/hiking trails, and several picnic and meeting facilities.

The southern end of the Foothills Trail and the western end of the Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail are in Oconee State Park.


Oconee State Park was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. This park was created during the Great Depression when Franklin D. Roosevelt put men to work in civilian works projects. Some of the park buildings existing today were made by the CCC.[2]

Fifteen cabins, the superintendent's residence and garage, several shelters, the swimming lake and bath house and several other structures were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "Oconee State Park, a South Carolina State Park near Clemson, Seneca, Walhalla". 9 May 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "About This Park - Oconee State Park". 9 May 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ Allen, Kevin (January 20, 2002). "Oconee State Park Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Oconee State Park Historic District, Oconee County (Mountain Rest vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 

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