SC Mountain Lakes
Other Area Attractions:
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.
Stumphouse Tunnel & Issaqueena Falls-Built to develop a railroad line from Charleston to Cinicinnati, the tunnel ceased to be finished after the War Between the States broke out and funding to complete 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. Call 638-4343 to reserve large picnic shelter.
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. www.oconeeheritagecenter.org
Walhalla Civic Auditorium-
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. www.walhallacivic.com
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 sacrified for our country.
Other Points of Interest
SC Heritage Corridor
Duke Power World of Energy
SC Botanical Gardens at Clemson University
Lakes Keowee, Jocassee & Hartwell