The soul-soothing sound of rushing water and the feel of spray hitting your suntanned skin are just two of the sublime experiences that await you in the Palmetto State. I know, because I have been there on numerous occasions. There are actually several places located with the state where you can go to enjoy such sensory pleasures. Here’s a partial peek at three of them:
Oconee State Park
If I had to pick one spot to designate as “the” place to go for waterfalls in South Carolina, it would have to be Oconee County. At last count, it was home to more than 15 of them. One of the places that you could utilize as a home base is Oconee State Park. It is home to a campground that is suitable for both recreational vehicles and tents. In addition, it is located in close proximity to Oconee Station State Historic Site and Sumter National Forest. The historic site is home to a resplendent, 60-foot waterfall known as Station Cove Falls. Some of the other ones located within the general area are King Creek, Secret, Brasstown, Hidden and Long Creek.
Table Rock State Park
Another place you may want to visit is Pickens County. It is home to more than a handful of waterfalls, several of which are accessible from Table Rock State Park. It features camping areas and an awesome, monthly bluegrass program that you may find favor with too. The waterfalls located within the park are varied and quite pleasant. Among them are Carrick Creek, Pinnacle Mountain and Green Creek. Just keep in mind that some of the trails that lead to and from them are quite steep in spots. Thus, suitable footwear is a must. Other area waterfalls that I would recommend visiting are Laurel Fork, Double and Twin. However, you’ll want to bring a boat, hiking boots and a sense of adventure in order to access them all.
Caesars Head State Park
I’d also suggest adding Greenville County to your “must see” waterfalls list. It is home to a multitude of great spots as well. Some of them are located within Caesars Head State Park. It features a campground where you can hang your hiking boots for the night. One of my favorite spots within the park is Raven Cliff. It’s got to be a good 400 feet tall and the trail to access it is pleasant on a cool day. The other is Moonshine. It’s over 35-feet tall and a great place to enjoy seasonal wildflowers. Additional falls within the area worth seeing include Mashbox, Misty, Wildcat Wayside, Jones Gap and Rainbow.
Source: Personal Experience
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