Lake Keowee with Mountains
Located in upstate South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Oconee County has all the benefits:
  • Gorgeous lakes and mountains, with fabulous views
    Waterfalls, rivers, and hiking trails
  • All the amenities close at hand
  • Activities of every description
  • The joy of four seasons—none of them lasting too long!
  • Enough people to give life zest; but not traffic jams

Outdoor Acclivities:
With three, count ‘em, three beautiful Lakes in the county:

  • Lake Keowee
  • Lake Hartwell
  • Lake Jocasse

and the Chattooga River bordering Georgia -- there is a place for every kind of water activity – boating, fishing, skiing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, sailing and more.

Rafting on the Chattooga River
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A tourism video showcasing
Oconee County's beautiful
scenes & activities.


From the perspective of visiting Floridians, Oconee County is a real gem. We visited for the very first time last year, and enjoyed the falls, the tunnel and a visit at the fish hatchery! Barbra


Ode to Yellow Branch Falls

There are numerous picturesque waterfalls, accessible by hiking varying distances with differing degrees of challenge, and more than 13 state and local parks available.

People playing golf

Golf courses, both public and private, are plentiful in Oconee County. Some courses have great water views, others have mountain vistas.

Ram Cat Alley Seneca
Culture and Shopping:
For culture, dining and shopping, (antique and boutique shops are plentiful) there's a great deal available in the cities of Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster -- and, of course, Clemson, SC is just down the road offering all the advantages of a major university town. Clemson’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings in talent from around the world.

With Atlanta just 95 miles west and Greenville 45 miles east, Oconee County provides the best of all worlds: accessibility to whatever you may need or desire while living in a beautiful, unspoiled "little bit of heaven."