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Keowee Toxaway State Park

Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina

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  • Entering Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • Entering Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • A trailhead in Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • A small waterfall visible from a hiking trail in Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • A small waterfall visible from a hiking trail in Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • A campsite in Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • There are no boat ramps in the park, but lake access for motorized boats can be found 5 miles from the park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • The lake in Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • The boat ramp for personal watercraft leading down to the lake.
- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • An open field in Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • Various personal watercraft are encouraged on the lake. - Keowee Toxaway State Park
  • Entering Keowee Toxaway State Park.- Keowee Toxaway State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Nice hikes. Small crowds. Lake access.
Cons: 
No boat ramps.
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Region:
Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, SC
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Keowee Toxaway State Park is a hidden gem in South Carolina's Jocassee Gorges area. Situated on Lake Keowee with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, gorgeous trails, picnic areas, camping and a cabin for rent, this is one of the most versatile state parks in South Carolina. 

Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards can be rented at the Jocassee Gorges Visitor's Center, and there are multiple areas to put in your own personal-powered watercraft. There are no boat ramps in the park, but lake access for motorized boats can be found 5 miles from the park. Lake Keowee offers outstanding fishing in extremely clear waters. There are two hiking trails within the park, the 1.3 mile Natural Bridge Trail and the 4.4 mile Raven Rock Trail. The park is ideal for birdwatching, and over 75 species have been logged. Picnic shelters are located across the street from the visitor center.

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