Oconee State Park encompasses a total area of 1,165 acres of upcountry land near a small town called Walhalla in the Blue Ridge Mountain region, Oconee County, South Carolina. To get to the park, find the I-85 and then take Exit 1 to Highway 11 which heads towards Walhalla. Travel through Walhalla using Highway 28 and continue about 10 miles before turning right onto Highway 107. The main entrance to the park will be two miles on the right.
When you get to the park, you will find several park buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. Most of these buildings are still in use today. You will also find a monument that was dedicated in honor of the three million CCC members who served between 1933 and 1942.
Besides these manmade features, you will also get to see natural features including striking geography like the nearby Issaqueena and Hidden Falls. Furthermore, you will find rich biota including wildflowers like the Rare Oconee Bell and wildlife species like the black bear.
The park also has several amenities to make your time at the park a lot more enjoyable. Some of the amenities include 19 cabins, picnic shelters, 155 campsites, meeting rooms, primitive group camp, comfort stations, boat rentals, hiking trails, museum, laundry, camp store, lake beach, playground, and a recreation building. These amenities allow visitors to enjoy boating (no private boats), swimming, camping, hiking, miniature golf, and fishing.
If you have a dog, you can also bring them along for the fun, adventure or recreational activities. If you bring your dog just ensure that you follow park rules. Relevant park rules that you must follow include keeping your dog on a leash no longer than six feet long or ensuring that your dog is in a secure enclosure. You must also keep your pooch away from park buildings and prevent your dog from disturbing wildlife in the park in any way. That said, you can take your dog to venture into most outdoor areas.