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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. Rental cabins available.
Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center is part of Keowee-Toxaway State Park. The visitor information serves as the gateway to the Jocassee Gorges, roughly 50,000 acres of largely undisturbed, protected land where the Blue Ridge Mountains quickly fall 2,000 feet or more to the Piedmont below. Part of the only temperate rain forest east of the Mississippi River, the Jocassee Gorges’ deeply forested mountain coves and surging streams, waterfalls and rivers, which cut the deep gorges that led to the area’s name and now help feed Lake Jocassee, are home to thousands of plants and animals, many considered scarce or rare. The exhibits in the center tell the natural and cultural story of the area and themselves are housed in a building rich in its own history, the former Holly Springs Baptist Church.
The center is open daily from 11 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the park at (864) 868-2605 or Greg Lucas of DNR at (864) 654-1671, ext. 22, or email [email protected]
- 108 Residence Drive
Sunset, SC 29685
- (864) 868-2605
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