Oconee River Campground
Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2018

Easy stop between the mountains and coast

Just needed a quick stop for the night as we moved from the mountains of Georgia to the coast of South Carolina, and this was the perfect spot just off the highway. Unfortunately, we arrived and left in the rain, so the pictures probably don’t do it justice.

Seemed like a nice place to drop in for an impromptu camping weekend, especially if you want to fish or canoe. Easy access from Athens, GA, which is the closest city north of this campground – plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, and just about everything else you may need.

They have recently upgraded the campground with some new firepits and lantern poles, in addition to a picnic table in each of the half dozen spots. The boat launch is right next to the campground. Pit toilets were decently clean and stocked.

Camping is free with no reservations necessary, or even possible. Note: Due to its location, this could be a "meet up place" as we saw some evidence near the pit toilet, but didn't see any illegal activity firsthand.

  • Signs of spring brought light to the otherwise dreary day.
  • New gravel recently added.
  • A quick 360 of the campground.
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  • Clean and well-stocked pit toilets.
  • Large sites, but only 2 that could accommodate large RV's (25 feet or larger).  Great for tents, small campers, and vans.
  • Boat launch next to the campground is well kept.  River was high due to a significant amount of rain all night long.  There is also a picnic area near the boat launch.
  • Large tent pads.
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