Originally a military compound and later a trading post, Oconee Station State Historic Site offers both recreational opportunities and a unique look at 18th and 19th century South Carolina. Oconee Station, a stone blockhouse used as an outpost by the S.C. State Militia from about 1792 to 1799, and the William Richards House, are the only two structures that remain today.
Beyond the park’s historic significance, there’s a fishing pond and 1.5-mile nature trail that connects hikers to a trail leading into Sumter National Forest
and ending at Station Cove Falls
. The spring is an awesome time to view an abundance of wildflowers along this trail in and around Sumter National Forest and the majestic Station Cove Falls
Stay at the nearby Oconee State Park campground
and enjoy two great parks in the same day!
HOURS AND ADMISSION
: Free admission
Days and Hours of Operation
: Mar.1-Nov. 30, 9am-6pm, daily. Seasonal hours of operation Dec. 1 - Feb. 28, closed Mon.-Thur. Open F-Su, 9am-6pm. Historic structures are open from 1pm - 5pm Sa-Su with guided tours available.
: 11 am- noon, daily
: The Station House and Richards House are open for tours on Sa-Su from 1-5pm and by appointment.
: Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.