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Oconee State Park

Mountain Rest, South Carolina


624 State Park Rd
Mountain Rest, South Carolina 29664
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Sites: 155
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.86652
Longitude: -83.10456

Elevation: 1806' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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16 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

While this old park has been around a while, it is still in prime condition. The sites vary from asphalt covered to gravel. Wifi is nonexistent in some areas of the park so be prepared to hike, fish, or read a book. Or go to the office to keep up with your contacts via Wifi. Check-in was pleasant as the clerk was well informed and friendly. New gravel has been spread and the road is easy to navigate. Please be aware the tight curves in some sections is not for the larger rigs. The trees make backing in a challenge and some drive-through sites are a challenge for long bed trucks. All sites are well-shaded but you can hear road noise from a nearby highway. Primitive camping is private and isolated from RVs and trailers. While the office is well-stocked with those last minute items, there is a Dollar store just down the road. If you like nature you will love Oconee State Park. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your swimsuit and jogging shoes as you can do a lot of both. Bring bug repellent and sunscreen.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Sites really packed in. If looking for privacy or att cell service, forget it. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first stay at this state park. The park is an older, CCC era park and has that older charm about it. While many of the buildings and bathhouses are older, they were always clean when I visited them. Many of the sites are tight and short, but workable. WiFi is available in select areas, AT&T cell service is non-existent. Rangers frequently patrolled the park and would pick-up trash at each site. Water and 30 amp service was good. My site was a little difficult to back into because of some trees. A little caution and a good spotter and it worked. The park offers numerous activities including: dancing on Fridays (summertime), miniature golf, swimming, (the lake was being re-filled following emergency repairs) several hiking trails. The park also serves as the terminus for the Foothills Trail, a 77 mile hiking trail. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
paved loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are several great waterfalls in the area. A day trip into Highlands or Cashiers NC can be a lot of fun. Taccoa Ga is not far either. If you like hiking, Hidden Falls is a good several hour easy hike.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Even though park was packed on the Fourth of July, it was quiet at night. Be aware of the golf carts, they are every where. The bath houses were not kept clean and I am not sure they were even cleaned the whole weekend. Also the sites are not level, whatever it says on the park website, be aware they are even worse when you get there. On the plus side there is a large swim area and play ground for kids. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is very nice; very shaded. Lots to do in the park. However, the campsites are very small; if you're tent camping or have a pop-up, you shouldn't have a problem, but you may have trouble if you have anything larger. We have a 24' travel trailer and destroyed our awning at Site #14 because of a tree that leans; we also had a good bit of difficulty pulling out of the site. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful park! See raving reviews just below. We drove to Oconee station, decided that it was a too steep of a hike for us, and found a great hike to a beautiful waterfall. Definitely recommended! We will certainly be back in the summer. Only one gripe: water pressure. We usually shower in our RV, but with filling up the coffee pot taking 2 minutes, we decided to shower in the (clean) bath house. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here in February, so the rate is less than peak season. Another SC campground built by the CCC. Lots of outdoor activities. There are 2 lakes, with the campground on one, and rental cabins (19) on the other. Many boats to rent on both lakes for fishing and a swimming area with diving dock on one lake. Lots of well maintained hiking trails. They are building a nice parking area for access to the Foothills Trailhead (a 76 mile trail through northern SC). The roads through the campground were well maintained with gravel, and one section is fully paved. Received Verizon data 2 bars LTE, good cell phone reception, and 10 channels OTA TV. The bathrooms are old but well maintained and clean with lots of hot water. The only issue I had was with the dump site. The opening was a very large diameter pipe with a screen to keep large debris out. The 'standard' dump hose just rests on top of this screen and when the camper valve is opened, things get messy real fast. It is totally different than any other dump site I've seen. This is highly unsanitary and needs to be fixed. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Our family really enjoyed this park. It is beautiful! Everyone was really nice and someone came by selling firewood for a great price! Can't wait to come back! We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Overall this is now one of our top parks in the southeast. There are many great trails, 2 lakes, Jon boats, paddle boats, mini golf, several playgrounds, and a small ball field. Campsites are spread out and most are relatively private. There are 6 bath houses for the campground that are old but clean. Sites 1-98 are gravel and are on a gravel road. Sites 99-140 are paved and mostly level, though some are quite small. The park staff are wonderful and are very willing to answer any questions or help in any way, especially the ladies in the office. We will definitely stay here again. Camping rate is $15 per night, but we got the winter 2011 special for 30% off. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

A nice campground, except I suspect our site had voltage issues. Our digital TV would not work here. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Pleasant site - wooded and quiet with views over a lake available. Beware of which pitch you choose as we could not have 'pulled through' on our site with a 31 foot RV and had to back out (which put us very close to the people on the pitch behind). No sewage hook up available on this site so you have to use a dump station. Good facilities - crazy golf, boat hire, fishing equipment hire (buy a license before you get there as they do not sell them on site), swimming in the lake - enough to keep you busy for a day or two at the most. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park but very cramped! Driving a 4 door truck and pulling a 26 foot travel trailer , I had a small issue with backing in but it was done. Very pretty during the "Octoberfest" period I discovered most of the campers were locals from the nearby town just getting away for the week. The park staff was nice and the trash service was unbeatable. Just put it out by the roadside and as an ongoing service the staff makes hourly runs picking up trash. I would stay there again, but the limited space to maneuver is the down side. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We camped in a 31' 5th wheel and there are only a very few sites that would accommodate us. I made reservations on site at Reserve America and it allowed me to reserve site 66 recommended by Frommer's Best RV Campgrounds. My gosh! What a joke! My husband managed to get our trailer into the site but we barely could get out. We immediately went back to the office and found a site that was more conducive to our small 31 footer. The campground has great trash pick up, every hour on the hour. You just put it out next to your campsite. The park, in itself, is very wooded and pretty. Trying not to be snobby, though, when we went through the tent trailer and tent area, it was so crowded that it looked like we were driving through "deer in the headlights with big eyes". Maybe because they couldn't believe they were seeing that huge 31' trailer actually going down that road. We will not camp here again. Even the level paved sites were too close together so it didn't feel as though you were able to enjoy the natural setting. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We just got back from spending two nights at Oconee. It was our first time there so we weren't sure of what the sites would be like. We stayed in site 27 and had a very difficult time pulling through with our 30 ft trailer. We loved the park though and the staff and other campers were extremely friendly. We even made reservations for October at another campsite at Oconee that we now know is big enough to drive through. Just in time for Octoberfest in Walhalla. Would highly recommend this park. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Most of the sites are unpaved with dirt roads. There is one paved section near the entrance, but these are very close together. Many of the sites are pull-through, if you have a small camper. There was no way we could make the sharp turn necessary to pull out with our 30' trailer, so ended up having to back out. Strangely, we noticed that some of the paved sites (which were back in, not pull through) were "backwards" - meaning that you had to be going the wrong way down the one-way road to be able to back into the site. The bath houses were among the worst we've seen, so we took quick showers in the camper. There is a small lake, and you can rent john boats and canoes. There is also a putt-putt course, but we used it mainly as a base to visit surrounding attractions like the Wallhalla fish hatchery, and Stumphouse tunnel. Overall, not a bad experience, but probably will not stay here again. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Motorhome.

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