South Cove Park - Oconee County, SC

South Cove park is a 48 acre park nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and located on the clear waters of 18,500 acre Lake Keowee. Camping is located on a 15 acre peninsula offering 86 campsites with water and electricity on each site with 46 sites waterfront. Two bath houses serve the campground area and a dump station is located near the entrance of the park. 

South Cove Park offers a wide variety of day use facilities as well as lakeside camping. Fishing, boating, sailing and water skiing are readily available via three access ramps. Day use facilities include four tennis courts, basketball, playground areas, picnic areas, a handicapped accessible fishing pier and a waterfront sand beach for sun bathing. South Cove offers two rental buildings/shelters for reunions, birthday parties, award ceremonies, and picnics that are available by reservations. 

The lake shore is thickly forested with mostly pine, and the lake itself is large with many inlets and coves to explore. 

Over 200 species of birds call this area home, including waterfowl, shorebirds, woodland birds and even the occasional peregrine falcon and bald eagle.
National Geographic released a Special Publication in November - 2012 titled "50 of the World's Last Great Places - Destinations of a Lifetime". Our remarkable Jocassee Gorges is one of those places. 

The Mountain Lakes region offers an abundance of nearby attractions including the Sumter National Forest, Wild & Scenic Chattooga River, world class waterfalls, Stumphouse Tunnel, Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, a thriving arts community, Clemson University and re-vitalized downtown atmospheres full of shopping and dining.
South Cove is located just minutes from Seneca and ten miles from Clemson, South Carolina and Clemson University.


Park Information

Address
1031 S Cove Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
Phone
864-882-5250
Park Hours
Gate Closed 10pm-7am. Quiet hours observed during gate closure.
Park Rules
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Park Fees
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Details:

  • Number of Sites: 86
  • Shelters: 1
  • Recreational Buildings: 1
  • Boat Ramps: 3
  • Attractions: 4 Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf, Horseshoes, Playground
  • Season: Park open year round.
  • Check Out Time: 12:00pm
  • Pets Allowed
  • Dump Station
  • Tent Sites Available
  • RV Sites
  • Shower Facilities
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Electric and Water Hookups

Park Directions & Travel Map

From Seneca: Hwy 123 to Hwy 28 toward Walhalla. Turn right onto Hwy 188. Turn righ onto South Cove road which leads into the park.

From Interstate 85 South: Take exit 1 (Hwy 11) approximately 13 miles to Hwy 123 towards Seneca. Take Hwy 28 towards Walhalla. Turn right onto Hwy 188. Turn right onto South Cove road which leads into park.

From Interstate 85 North: Take exit 19B (Hwy 76) towards Clemson University/Seneca. Turn left onto Hwy 123 towards Seneca. Take Hwy 28 towards Walhalla. Turn right onto Hwy 188. Turn right onto South Cove road which leads into park.

Interactive Park Map

South Cove Photo Gallery