Chau Ram County Park

The Oconee County Parks Recreation and Tourism department calls Chau Ram County Park Oconee County’s “Best Kept Secret.” And they may be right! Each time we have visited this lovely park, there have been numerous camping spaces available and lots of room to enjoy the wide variety of activities available in the Park.

The 40’ waterfall on Ramsey Creek, located by the parking area, sets the stage for the beautiful rock and water scenes that occur throughout the Park.

Child running accross the suspension bridge at Chau Ram Park

There are more waterfalls down river and a suspension bridge—the longest in the county, gives access to both sides of the river and to clear, clean paths that lead both up and down.



Man viewing the suspension bridge over the Chauga River at Chau Ram Park
Suspension bridge over the Chauga River

Swimmers on the Chauga River at Chau Ram Park

The unique differences in the terrain provide swimming
on sandy beaches for the little ones and sliding over rocks into catch pools for the more adventurous.
There are 4 major sets of rapids within the park that
can be easily accessed for kayaking, canoeing and tubing (bring your own tube) and a kayak slalom course is
available for instruction or competition use.

Take a dip Press the play button

Take a dip Press the play button

There are no lifeguards, so all water adventures are at your own risk.

Fishing the rivers is also a great favorite with visitors.

Chau Ram County Park

Approximately 4.0 miles of trails.
Fees $2 per car Camping $20 residents
$25 non residents (per day)

Directions: From Westminster, drive west on US 76. Keep right at the fork with US 123 and drive another 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Chau Ram Park Road and continue to the park entrance at the end of the road. You can park on the right, or follow the park road loop to the lower-level parking area.

Chau Ram County Park is closed from mid-November through February (call park for specific dates)

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Covered picknick area at Chau Ram Park

The 4 picnic shelters are in idyllic locations
that lend beauty and serenity to any family
and friends gathering.

Chau Ram County Park Playground

And for the little ones, there are swings and
playground equipment to keep them occupied.

Camp site at Chau Ram County Park

The campsites are located in amongst tall
trees that provide both shade and beauty.
There are 28 sites, power and water, a dump
station and a bathhouse.

The Chauga River at Chau Ram County Park

Whether it’s a day trip to Chau Ram or a week’s camping trip, there is something for everyone at this “best kept secret.” Be sure to bring your camera, as there are photo opportunities at every turn. And they change continually with the seasons.

Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk (gate is locked after hours).
Call 864.888.1488 for more information.

Other County Parks High Falls and South Cove Park

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