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Upcountry South Carolina

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Upcountry South Carolina

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Upcountry South Carolina [1] consists of the northwestern corner of the state.


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While there are many upscale gated communities located here the area remains primarily rural in nature. This is an excellent place for family vacations and romantic getaways in particular. The best time for touring is from May to November. Autumn foliage is at its peak usually in mid to late October. Accommodations range from camping to vaction rental properties.


Get in[edit]


  • Cabin Rentals SC State Parks
  • Vacation Rentals
  • RV Touring
  • Camping
  • Pet Friendly Vacation Rental - Maplecrest at Lake Jocassee

Get around[edit]

Lake Jocassee Vacation Rental

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Peachoid, Gaffney (just off I-85), [2]. This water tower in the shape of a peach is a familiar landmark for anyone who has driven up and down I-85. Stop and take a picture, or just look out the window as you zoom by.


  • Waterfall Tours
  • Horseback Riding
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Motorcycle Touring
  • Ziplining Forest Canopy Tour

Do[edit][add listing]

The Golden Corner Region of SC has the highest number of waterfalls of any area in the Eastern US. Many can be seen by car at roadside stops. Access to some of the more spectacular ones are by foot trail or even guided tour boats. Lake Jocassee in particular offers the best boat access to the Jocassee Gorges Conservation Area for sightseeing.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Aunt Sue's Country Restaurant Hwy 11 Cleveland SC
  • Victoria Valley Winery off Hwy 11 Cleveland SC
  • Paesanos Italian Restaurant Hwy 28 Seneca SC

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Stay safe[edit]

A word of caution, it is illegal in South Carolina to be 'grossly intoxicated' in public. The police can arrest you and charge you with public disorderly conduct if they believe this is the case, and there seems to be no legal definition of grossly intoxicated for a pedestrian. This is a misdemeanor offence, resulting in a court hearing. You can get your charge expunged within the state by entering a Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. This involves fines, community service, drug tests, attending alcoholic’s anonymous meetings & homework assignments and typically takes about 2 months to complete. However, the PTI program is not recognized by the Federal Government.

Get out[edit]

Outdoor Adventure is what this area is all about. Whitewater rafting on the Chattooga "Deliverance" River is not to be missed. World class trophy fishing in the depths of Lake Jocassee offers anglers a very rewarding experience. Octoberfest in Walhalla SC is a must if you happen to be in the neighborhood.

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