The One County In South Carolina With 150 Waterfalls You’ll Want To Visit

The name ‘Oconee” means ‘Land beside the water,’ and that’s entirely true when we speak of Oconee County, South Carolina. The area is also known as the ‘Mountain Lakes Region’ for that very reason. But Oconee County has more than just gorgeous mountain lakes, rivers, creeks and streams… it also has more than 150 waterfalls just waiting for you to discover them all. The Mountain Lakes Convention & Visitors Bureau is a terrific resource for discovering all that Oconee offers to nature lovers – especially waterfall chasers. They even have a waterfall app to guide you to their best spots! Of course we can’t feasibly feature all 150 waterfalls in one single article, so here’s the highlight reel:

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Waterfall chasers know the thrill in the adventure of hiking to find yet another beautiful waterfall in the middle of nowhere. The Mountain Lakes CVB has a website with many of the Oconee waterfalls listed, and a link to their waterfall app. For more waterfalls spread throughout the Upstate, follow this waterfall road trip for a self-guided trip.