Oconee Station State Historic Site

Walhalla, South Carolina 29691

Oconee Station State Historic Site

Oconee Station State Historic Site Professional Review and Guide

"A short, easy hike for the historic Oconee Station through the woods and wildflowers to a lovely waterfall. The trail sports an array of wildflowers not easily equaled, particularly in the springtime. Excellent populations of pink lady’s slipper orchids are found near the trail. Relatively rare plants in the area include yellow lady’s slipper and horse balm."

More Oconee Station State Historic Site Professional Reviews and Guides

"Here you get a dose of history before combining an interpretive nature trail in the Sumter National Forest and a trail leading to Station Cove Falls. Originally a military compound and later a trading post, Oconee Station State Historic Site gives a glimpse into what life was like in the 1700 and 1800s.

The stone blockhouse, called the Station House, was used as an outpost by the South Carolina militia from 1792 until 1799. Th e larger William Richards House (named for the Irish immigrant who built the house) served as a family home from 1805 until the park service acquired the land in 1976."

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Trail Information

Walhalla
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Day hike
Duration
Year-round.
Season
Land Resources Division, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 2221 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205; (803) 734-9108
Local Contacts
Walhalla USGS quad
Local Maps

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Oct 2018