Oconee County is located in the northwestern corner of
Upstate South Carolina and borders the mountains of
North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.

OCONEE is a Cherokee word meaning
“Land beside the water.”

A fitting name for a place blessed with:
multiple lakes, rivers, streams and 150+ waterfalls!

Popular outdoor destinations in Oconee County include:

Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee,
the federally-designated Wild and Scenic Chattooga River,
the Sumter National Forest,
the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains,
and Jocassee Gorges – one of only two rainforests in North America!

Glimpses of Oconee County...

Mobile Apps

Designed to help you make the most of your visit to the Mountain Lakes Region!

Available for Droid and Apple devices.


Oconee County offers the perfect setting for active families and outdoor types of all ages.

This app provides the user with a guide to lodging, shopping, adventure and an interactive map.

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A guide to 25 waterfalls in Oconee County.  This app provides voice narration, images, text descriptions, and GPS mapping to help you locate waterfalls and determine whether they are suitable for your outing.

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