Pickens County Parks
Explore the Twelve Mile River on Cateechee Point’s 9 acre site. Located at 1109 Norris Highway in Central, this Pickens County Park is a great spot for whitewater kayaking, fishing and picnicking. Cateechee Point is equipped with kayak racks, sheltered picnic areas and fishing decks.
1109 Norris Hwy, Central, SC 29630
Mile Creek Park
Mile Creek Park is the perfect family vacation site—and a fisherman’s paradise—with the area’s best access to beautiful Lake Keowee. With its scenic natural setting, modern facilities and great amenities for the whole family, Mile Creek Park is an outdoor jewel. Wash away your worries with a little time under the sun.
757 Keowee Baptist Church Rd, Six Mile, SC 29682
Grant Meadow Overlook
Grant Meadow Overlook is the place to go for sweeping mountain views in the Upstate. The overlook gives panoramic views of Table Rock State Park and the Blue Ridge escarpment. Located right off Scenic Highway 11, this view has been drawing attention for centuries.
4750 SC-11, Pickens, SC 29671
Long Shoals Recreation Area
Located just east of Highway 11, Long Shoals Wayside Park is known for its natural water slide and elusive trout fishing. The shoals extend along the Little Eastatoe Creek and The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources stocks the cool creek waters on a regular basis with brook, brown and rainbow trout. The park also includes picnic areas and a hiking trail perfect for year - round adventure.
Scenic Hwy 11, Pickens, SC 29671
Floating the “equoni,” which is Cherokee for “river,” is a favorite summer pastime in Cherokee Nation. Located in Central, Equoni Point is an ideal put-in and take-out spot a part of the Twelve Mile River Blueway. Equoni Point allows paddlers to explore upstream and downstream at their own leisure and return to the same spot. It also has a sheltered picnic area and fishing deck for visitors to enjoy.
1140 Madden Bridge Rd, Central, SC 29630