Keowee-Toxaway State Park
Nestled alongside Lake Keowee, Keowee-Toxaway State Park is an Upcountry haven for nature lovers. From here, the rolling majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains can be seen from across the calm waters of Lake Keowee. This lake contains a large population of bass, bream, crappie, and catfish. Anglers can access the lake from within the park via kayak or canoe, or they can use the access point for motorized boats only five miles away.
Keowee-Toxaway State Park has two moderate-to-strenuous hiking trails that wind through the lands that the Cherokee tribes once traversed. These trails allow hikers to enjoy the melodic sounds of tributaries and bird songs while surrounded by mountain laurels, blueberries, and Bowman's root. Stands of rhododendrons and mountain laurel make this park one of the state’s prettiest places.
Visitors can reserve one of the park's 10 paved sites with electrical and water hookups. Or, if you prefer a tent, you can book one of 14 tent-camping sites with central water, restrooms, and hot-shower facilities. If cabins are more your style, you can reserve the park's 3-bedroom villa, complete with AC, heating, linens, Wi-Fi, TV, washer/dryer, and two fireplaces. This cabin overlooks Lake Keowee and comes with a private dock.