Oconee Station State Historic Site

500 Oconee Station Road

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.


Tina m

Sunday, April 15, 2018
The park ranger was very helpful and enthusiastic! She was full of great information. You may be greeted in the parking lot by the neighbor's dog, Bo. He is friendly and was not just left there. He comes and goes freely. Station Cove falls was worth the 1.5 mile (one way) hike. The trails were well kept as well.

Trixi DeRosa-Davis

Saturday, April 14, 2018
We were lucky enough to have an amazing ranger give us a personal tour as we were the only people there at the time. Unfortunately it appears that funds have not been allocated to the upkeep and restoration of this site. The waterfall is beautiful and an easy walk. Parking is a bit of a pain, but it was an amazing day.

jim catalfamo

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
stop here on my way to a friends house. what a great place the house were wonderful to see and the trees on the ground surrounding the house were awesome. had lunch there with i couple i meet and we chatted for 2 hours. great people. but what i found amazing was you could feel the peace in the air. a must see

Brian Thompson

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
We had an excellent trip to Oconee Station. After taking the short hike to see the waterfall, we visited the historical site. The park ranger was very friendly and took the time to tell my 2 year old about the kids and the games they played back in the late 1700’s and early 1800s, including a demonstration. He took the time to show us around as well. The older building must be one of the oldest standing stone buildings in upstate SC. I couldn’t find anything older on a quick internet search. This is an easy trip with plenty of history. If you live in the upstate, I would definitely recommend stopping by.

Linda Aurand

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Easy hike and not too far. Nice public restrooms next to the parking lot too. The waterfalls are lacy looking compared to some.