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Keowee-Toxaway State Park

Keowee-Toxaway State Park

With its stunning view of the Blue Ridge and woods full of rhododendrons, mountain laurel and wildflowers, Keowee-Toxaway State Park is truly one of South Carolina’s pretty places.

The Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center exhibits and other visitor information serve as a gateway to the Jocassee Gorges, roughly 50,000 acres of largely undisturbed, protected land where the Blue Ridge Mountains quickly fall 2,000 feet or more to the Piedmont below.

The park features a rental cabin with a porch overlooking Lake Keowee and a courtesy dock. Camping also is available.

For day use, there’s picnicking, shoreline fishing and hiking trails.


  • Wi-Fi Availability: Wi-Fi is available for Keowee-Toxaway’s guests at the park visitor center and the park’s rental cabin.


  • Admission: Free admission
  • Days and Hours of Operation: Sa-Th 9am-6pm; Fri 9am-8pm (extended to 9pm M-Su during Daylight Saving Time)
  • Office Hours: 11am-noon & 4-5pm, daily
  • Visitor Center: The Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center houses exhibits about the region's extraordinary natural diversity, the region's importance as a scientific research destination, the history of the people who lived here in the past and features a three-dimensional topographic map of the region.

    Hours of operation: Daily from 11am-Noon and 4pm-5pm.


  • Driving Directions:
    From I-85: Take exit 40 onto Hwy 153 toward Easley. Go N on Hwy 153 for 5 mi. Merge onto Calhoun Memorial Hwy/Hwy 123 and drive for 2.5 mi. Hwy 123 becomes Hwy 93/Main St. continue to drive 3 mi. Go onto Hwy 8 and continue for 6 mi. Turn left onto Hwy 183 and then turn right onto Hwy 178 and drive 8.5 mi. Turn left onto Hwy 11 and drive 8.5 mi. Look for park signs.

    From I-85 near the GA border: Take exit 1 onto Hwy 11 and drive 38.5 mi and look for park signs.
  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Counties: Pickens
  • Acreage: 1000
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 14
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 14
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 14


  • Charleston, SC: 250
  • Columbia, SC: 136
  • Florence, SC: 217
  • Greenville, SC: 35
  • Charlotte, NC: 127
  • Raleigh, NC: 269
  • Atlanta, GA: 145
  • Augusta, GA: 135
  • Savannah, GA: 247


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Contact Information

108 Residence DR
Sunset,SC 29685
Phone: (864) 868-2605
Pickens CountySunset