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.
Fishing Information: Fishing for blue-gill and largemouth bass may be enjoyed in the four-acre pond located on the park. Fishing with minnows is not permitted. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.
Bird Watching: The park is an ideal area for bird watching.
Hiking Trails: The Oconee Connector Trail connects Oconee Station to Oconee State Park. This trail is approximately four miles long and gains or loses 800 feet in elevation.
Interpretive Trails: A 1½-mile Interpretive Trail circles the four-acre pond and provides access to the half-mile Station Cove Falls Trail in the Sumter National Forest.
Biking Trails: The Palmetto Trail which is near the park is open to mountain biking. It is a challenging bike trail.