Lakes & Rivers

Wet a line for record fish. Spend the day on a boat. Kick back on a lazy day at the lake or get your thrills on a whitewater ride. With so much to offer the water lover, Pickens County will call you back for more.

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve Activities: Nature Viewing, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing. Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve covers 374 acres in Pickens County. This steep mountain gorge features some old growth hemlock, a rainbow trout stream, dramatic rock cliffs and rare ferns that are maintained by the creek's moist spray. Phone:  (864) 654-6738City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Eastatoe River Eastatoe River The Eastatoe River, in the Eastatoe Valley, is part of the Jocassee Gorges and offers trout stream fishing. City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Jocassee Gorges Scenic Driving Tour Jocassee Gorges Scenic Driving Tour This 70-mile drive begins and ends in Pickens County and crosses into North Carolina, and will take a full day if you make every stop. If you enjoy hiking, allow time to experience several recommended trails along this driving tour. Call (864) 654-1671 for a brochure. Phone:  (864) 654-1671City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Jumping-Off-Rock Jumping-Off-Rock The Jumping-Off Rock area is one of the prime destinations on Jocassee. The Horsepasture Road entrance is near the community of Rocky Bottom off U.S. Highway 178, about 8 miles north of the intersection of Scenic Highway 11 and U.S. Highway 178 in northern Pickens County. Phone:  (864) 654-1671City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Kayaking on Twelve Mile Creek Kayaking on Twelve Mile Creek Pickens county, Lay Bridge Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling: This section of Twelve Mile Creek in South Carolina is 1 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. City:  Liberty→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Keowee-Toxaway State Park Keowee-Toxaway State Park A 1,000 acre park. Enjoy views of the Blue Ridge mountains and Jocassee Gorges at Keowee-Toxaway State Park on Lake Keowee. Camping, boating, hiking are popular here. Phone:  (864) 868-2605City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
L MARINE TEAM PICKENS L MARINE TEAM PICKENS L Marine Team Pickens is the only authorized boat dealership in Pickens County. Phone:  (864) 868-4188City:  Six Mile→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Lake Hartwell Lake Hartwell Located off I-85 in the Clemson, SC area -there are five commercial marinas on this lake, which borders Pickens, Oconee and Anderson Counties. City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Lake Jocassee Lake Jocassee Located off Hwy 11, The deep, crystal clear water of Lake Jocassee has 75 miles of shoreline. It is the only lake in SC offering both trophy trout and smallmouth bass. Phone:  (864) 654-6346City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Lake Keowee Lake Keowee This lake is an extremely popular fishing area that can be accessed at Mile Creek Park. The name Keowee is a Cherokee work meaning “place of the mulberries.” Phone:  (864) 878-2196City:  Six Mile→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Lake Oolenoy Lake Oolenoy Boat ramp access to the 67-acre Lake Oolenoy. Conviently located near the Cherokee Foothills Visitors Center at Table Rock State Park. Phone:  (864) 878-9813City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Larry Abernathy Waterfront Park Larry Abernathy Waterfront Park This waterfront park is named in dedication to the City of Clemson's Mayor Phone:  (864) 646-8755City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Long Shoals Wayside Park Long Shoals Wayside Park Part of the Poe Creek State Forest, the 10-acre park overlooks Little Eastatoee Creek. Favorite with anglers looking for trout, families enjoying a picnic, or great for those looking for a mostly flat trail. City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Martin Creek Landing, Twelve Mile Park, Twin Lakes Martin Creek Landing, Twelve Mile Park, Twin Lakes These sites offer boat access in Pickens County. Lake Hartwell affords rewarding fishing opportunities for the avid sportsman. Phone:  (888) 893-0678City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Mile Creek Park Mile Creek Park Camping, boating, hiking, picnicking, covered shelters, and new rental cabins make Mile Creek Park a vacationer's delight.. Two access areas on Lake Keowee closed temporarily - Mile Creek Park can be used during this time Phone:  (864) 868-2196City:  Six Mile→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Natural Bridge Trail Natural Bridge Trail This is a moderately strenuous 1.5-mile loop trail. Phone:  (864) 868-2605City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Pinnacle Mountain Trail Pinnacle Mountain Trail This trail is a fairly strenuous 3.3 miles (one way) trail. Before starting, you should register at the Nature Center, and remember to take along plenty of water for the hike. Phone:  (864) 878-9813City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Southern Appalachian Outdoors Southern Appalachian Outdoors Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Biking...and much more! City:  Pickens →  Visit Map
Table Rock State Park Table Rock State Park Table Rock Mountain provides a towering backdrop for an upcountry retreat at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Phone:  (864) 878-9813City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Wadakoe Mountain Heritage Preserve Wadakoe Mountain Heritage Preserve Activities: Nature Viewing, Hiking, Hunting. This 37 acre property lies on the edge of the Jocassee Gorges property in Pickens County. Underlying amphibolite supports some uncommon plant species. Phone:  (864) 654-6738City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map