Parks & Gardens

Beautiful gardens, wonderful wildflowers, heirloom plants and historic sites all call out to the nature lover. If you're looking for something more active than a stroll under the trees, try our recreational facilities, hiking trails, fishing holes and bike paths.

Central History Museum & Heritage Gardens Central History Museum & Heritage Gardens This late 1893 house, on the National Register of Historic Places, now houses a collection of historic memorabilia. The well-kept grounds are highlighted by a formal rose garden. Phone:  (864) 639-2794City:  Central→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
City of Easley Recreational Facilities City of Easley Recreational Facilities Easley, home of the Big League World Series, has a disc golf course as well as excellent facilities for various team sports and recreational activities. Phone:  (864) 855-7932City:  Easley→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Clemson University Clemson University Ranked as the 25th best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community that thrives on leadership, collaboration and a winning spirit—in academics, athletics and life. Phone:  (864) 656-3311City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
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
Fran Hanson Discovery Center and Botanical Gardens Fran Hanson Discovery Center and Botanical Gardens The Fran Hanson Discovery Center was built in 1998 as "The Wren House," the first Southern Living© Idea House. Pick up a garden map, a cold drink or a garden souvenir at the Garden Gift Shop located inside the Discovery Center. Phone:  (864) 656-2458City:  Clemson→  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
Joe & Maggie Rampey Interpretive Gardens Joe & Maggie Rampey Interpretive Gardens Located at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. The Joe & Maggie Rampey Native Gardens capture the essence of local history, geology and plant communities Phone:  (864) 898-5963City:  Pickens→  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
King's Sunset Nursery King's Sunset Nursery Our goal is to produce the best quality plant material and offer it at a reasonable price with the best quality and service that we can offer to our customers. We want you and your customers to be happy with your purchases from King's Sunset Nursery. Phone:  (864) 843-6880City:  Liberty→  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
Sassafras Mountain - Highest Point in SC Sassafras Mountain - Highest Point in SC Picturesques view of four states, contentental divide, and highest point in SC. Plans are currently progressing to develop this highest point in South Carolina into a very welcoming site for visitors to enjoy. Phone:  (864) 654-1671City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
South Carolina Botanical Garden South Carolina Botanical Garden Hiking, walking/jogging and nature trails are in the garden totaling 3.4 miles; on 295 acres. Woodland Wildflower Garden/Belser Nature Trail features many species of native woodland wildflowers, bog plants and ferns growing in a natural setting. Phone:  (864) 656-3405City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  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
Town Creek Bike Park in City of Pickens Town Creek Bike Park in City of Pickens City of Pickens officials, Ride Garden officials and community members cut the ribbon at the city’s new Town Creek Bike Park during a recent event. On Nov. 15, the city, in partnership with Ride Garden, hosted a volunteer day at the park to prepare for the opening. The city hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration the following day. The Town Creek Bike Park is located at 545 Sangamo Road. A grand opening celebration for the park will be held in early Spring 2015 City:  Pickens →  Visit Map