Friends of Jocassee
Foothills Trail Conference
The Foothills Trail Conference was established on May 23, 1974 as a non-profit organization to promote and support the development of the Foothills Trail. The Conference has promoted and supported the trail by developing a guide book and map, trail maintenance, and contributing to publications about the trail.
Mountain Lakes CVB
-“Oconee” is a Cherokee word meaning “Land beside the water”. This is the perfect name for a county that boasts multiple lakes, rivers, streams, over 150 waterfalls and has one of only two rainforests in North America – the Jocassee Gorges!
Oconee is truly blessed with pristine, protected forests (over 90,000 acres!), primitive lakes surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains with waterfalls that you can pull your boat up to and swim under, other lakes that are perfect for your favorite water sports, trails to 29 waterfalls, world class white water rafting and paddling on the infamous nationally designated Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, renown trophy fishing with one world record and five state records for Trout and Bass, lake front State and County Parks with cabins, camping and RV sites, great bicycling through canopied mountain back roads and, generally, just a great place to hang out, dip your feet in cold mountain stream and relax in the great outdoors!
Come visit us here in Oconee County, SC and see for yourself why National Geographic calls this area one of the “World’s Last Great Places – A Destination of a Lifetime”!