7.4 Good
     
Mountain Rest, South Carolina

Oconee State Park

Mountain Rest, South Carolina


624 State Park Rd
Mountain Rest, South Carolina 29664
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 155
Recent Rate: $$$$

Add Review

Latitude: 34.866523507649
Longitude: -83.104563878296

Elevation: 1806' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

0 Questions & Answers

These questions and answers are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Ask a Question About Oconee State Park

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews' member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 36
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo
mle

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The above review is dead on. It is a nice state park, with miles of hiking trails, but the campground is not the best. Not terrible, but compared to other SC state parks, not great. Reatively small sites, not really friendly for bigger rigs. I was in one of the backwards sites. Bath houses were clean, but in need of an update. Shower curtain did not give much privacy, and the stall doors did not have latches. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Folks who viewed this campground also viewed:

Are you affiliated with Oconee State Park ?

Register below to access FREE and enhanced features.

ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDE:

Access Icon

Expanded Access & Listings

Access to marketing tools, ability respond to reviews and monitor performance as well as expanded listings.

Page Insights Icon

View Page Insights & Stats

Essential Marketing resources, page insights, daily reports, setup and manage notifications of newly posted reviews.

Reviews Icon

Manage your reviews

Review and respond to customer feedback, post review replies.

Manage Icon

Manage your RV Park Reviews Page

Expand your listing, Add photos and videos, update business details and more.

Helpful Tools Icon

Helpful Tools

Access the Help Center. Business development tools, forms and other tools to encourage your campers to post and promote your park. Widgets and Badges for use on your Park website.


We're continuing to improve our Campground Owner Management system and more enhancements are coming soon. Features subject to change.

;