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Oconee County Parks and Recreation

Area Attractions

Chattooga Belle Farm

A 138-acre working farm in the shadow of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The farm features a u-pick operation with apple and peach orchard, grapes and muscadines, a variety of berries and more.

Stumphouse Tunnel & Issaqueena Falls

Built to develop a railroad line from Charleston to Cincinnati in 1856, the tunnel which extends 1,671 feet into the mountain, ceased to be finished after the War Between the States broke out and funding to complete the tunnel could not be acquired. The temperature remains a consistent 56 degrees with 85% humidity and over the years has offered a perfect condition for Clemson University for curing blue cheese. Park opens daily 10-5 except Christmas Day and inclement weather and there’s a $2 a car fee. Call 638-4343 to reserve large picnic shelter.

Walhalla State Fish Hatchery

Over one million trout per year are raised at the fish hatchery. The facility is open for casual visitation and guided tours year round. Hiking, picnicking and other recreational activities are available in the hatchery area.

Historic Oconee Station

Built in 1792 during tensions between white settlers and Creek Indians, the station was once one in a string of small frontier posts garrisoned by state militia. It was the last of it’s kind when it was decommissioned and the troops left in 1799. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oconee Station is located just off scenic SC Hwy 11.

Oconee State Park

Built by the CCC in the 1930s and adjacent to the Sumter National Forest, Oconee State Park offers a campground and well-kept cabins. The park’s lakes offer swimming and fishing while the local rivers are ideal for whitewater rafting and enjoying nature.

Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum

Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is Seneca’s premier exhibit museum that focuses on local African American history and culture. Exhibits rotate 2-3 times annually. Free Admission. Tues – Sat 11am-4pm. Private tours, group tours welcomed.

Lunney House Museum

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this California style bungalow was built in 1909 by Dr. & Mrs. W. J. Lunney and occupied continuously by the Lunney family until 1969. Its distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture extends to a two-story carriage house and a “two-seater” outhouse. This house museum contain a collection of victorian furniture as well as historic memorabilia from Oconee County.

Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina

South Carolina’s only Cherokee Museum, the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina has an extensive exhibit of artifacts relating to the Native American Culture. Hours of operations are Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm.

Oconee Heritage Center

Serves as an educational facility and museum of Oconee County history. Located in the historic tobacco warehouse just across from the Chamber of Commerce in Walhalla, the OHC offers visitors a glimpse into the history and hertiage of Oconee’s past.

Oconee Heritage Center General Store

The original general store building (2 blocks west of Main Street) was built in 1908, and England’s General Merchandise opened for business that same time. For decades, the downtown general store carried everything its customer might ever need including the “Flymo” hovering lawnmover, Blue Horse notebook paper, saddle shoes and much much more! Hours of operation are Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm.

Walhalla Performing Arts Center

Originally a grade school built in 1903, this auditorium was added in 1913. When the building no longer suited school district needs, it lay empty until a group of citizens began discussing how to breathe new life into a wonderful building. The vision of restoring the auditorium came as early as 1991. It is now celebrating 10 years of bringing top shows to Walhalla and the area.

Patriot’s Hall

Formerly the “Old Rock Building” built in 1933 and located within walking distance of the Chamber of Commerce, Patriot’s Hall offers an opportunity to see first hand what war veterans have contributed and often sacrificed for our country. Hours of operation are Thursdays and Fridays 11 am to 4 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.