Oconee State Park

Oconee State Park (HM9AT)

Location: Mountain Rest, SC 29664 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 51.917', W 83° 6.302'

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Oconee State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s during the Great Depression and continues to serve as a destination itself and as a gateway to the nearby Chattooga and Chauga rivers and to the blue Ridge and Smoky mountains. The park borders Sumter National Forest and is a haven for wildlife and a mix of mountain and foothill plant life. within its 1,165 acres are cabins, campsites, fishing and boating in two small lakes, and hiking and boating in two small lakes, and hiking on several trails that can present the upcountry feeling without the rigors of mountain hiking. Oconee State Park also is the trail head for the 85-mile Foothills Trail along the Blue Ridge to Jones Gap State Park for those seeking the wilderness hiking experience.

South Carolina State Park Service Mission
To encourage people to discover South Carolina's state parks by protecting resource-based recreational and educational opportunities that emphasize the conservation, protection and interpretation of the state's natural and cultural resources.

Oconee State Park Mission
Oconee State Park's mission is to provide a safe, nature-based experience by maintaining and promoting a true family atmosphere involving recreation and leisure, resource-based programs and the legacy of our CCC heritage.
HM NumberHM9AT
Placed BySouth Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 5:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 307582 N 3860124
Decimal Degrees34.86528333, -83.10503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.917', W 83° 6.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 55.02" N, 83° 6' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-128 State Park Rd, Mountain Rest SC 29664, US
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