The Upstate is home to over 20 golf courses here are just a few:
Cross Creek Plantation – see their website for more information about this golf community.
Cliffs Communities – These full feature amenity communities boast several championship golf courses. See our page here about more information about this community.
The Reserve at Lake Keowee – Boasts a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and full community amenities. Click here to learn more about this community.
If you are a golfer and want to live on or near one of the courses contact us so we can so you all your options for enjoying these beautiful courses.
If you like to be out on the water then the upstate is the place to be with four major water sources… Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, Lake Hartwell and the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River.
For Lake Jocassee there is a one stop shop for all your fishing and boating needs at Jocassee Outdoor Center. They can provide guided fishing tours of the lake to “hook” you up with some of the best lake trout fishing anywhere. Check out Jocassee Outdoor Center’s website for all the services they provide.
Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell have several marinas to serve you boating needs. You can refer to our links page for maps that will lead you to the public boat landings. Also, the surrounding towns of Seneca and Anderson have many Marine Stores to serve you boating needs. If you’re looking for boat rentals on Lake Keowee check out Keowee Lake Shop. They offer everything you’ll need for a fun day on the water!
If rafting, kayaking, canoeing or tubing are up your alley then the Chattooga River is the place to be. Wild Water Rafting can set you up with a rafting adventure to enjoy one of the best rivers in the United States. For more information about Chattooga River visit this site.
There are several county and state parks in the upstate.
Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River - Originating at the base of Whiteside Mountain (noted by its 4,800 foot granite side facing South Carolina) the Chattooga is one of the most famous rivers in the United States as portrayed in the classic James Dickey novel “Deliverance” . For 40 miles this river rumbles through the borders of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia through the foothills of the Appalachians.
Oconee State Park – Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) the park is bordered by Sumter National Forest and it the trail head for the 85 mile Foothills trail. It features cabins, camping, fishing and boating on two small lakes. For more information visit www.southcarolinaparks.com
South Cove County Park – Located on Lake Keowee this park is ran by Oconee County and the park offers water front campsites, Lake Keowee access, tennis courts, volleyball, miniature golf, playground, picnic tables and more. For more information visit Oconee County’s parks website.
High Falls Park – Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on Lake Keowee this park has the best of both worlds. The park features the historic Alexander/Cannon/Hill House one of the last remaining houses from the now covered Keowee and Jocassee Valley. The park has many features as listed on the Oconee Counties website.
Chau Ram Park – A great picnic park located at the confluence of the Chauga River and Ramsey Creek. The park features camping, swimming, and several shelters for good weekend picnics.
Trails & Waterfalls