2014 Family Reunion
by Angela Churchill
(Lake Keowee, South Carolina)
When: June 21, 2014 thru June 28, 2014
Where: Lake Keowee, SC
About the area:
Nestled in the Foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Keowee and the nearby area offers many recreational opportunities.
Native foliage including mountain laurel, dogwood, rhododendron, wild azalea, and the rare Oconee Bell (Oconee County's official flower), flourish on the hillsides and in the lush river valleys. Magnificent waterfalls and abundant wildlife make hiking the many mountain trails or casting for trout in wild mountain streams a wonderful experience. Fishing the lake waters, visiting the state and county parks or canoeing and kayaking on the scenic Chattooga River are great recreational adventures year round. Favorably positioned between Atlanta, Georgia, and Greenville, South Carolina, just minutes away from Clemson University, Seneca and Oconee County have gained national acclaim for its natural beauty, quaint towns, antique shopping and as a favorite destination for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Within a 15 mile drive of some of the finest golf courses, waterfalls, white water rafting rivers, trout streams, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, water sports, boating, dining and shopping that the Upstate has to offer. 30 minutes to the Highlands of NC. 20 minutes to pristine Lake Jocassee 10 minutes to Seneca, SC 20 minutes to Clemson, SC 90 minutes to Asheville, NC via scenic Hwy 11 15 minutes to Whitewater and Horse Pasture River Falls 20 minutes to whitewater rafting on the Chattanooga. 90 minutes to the Biltmore House Issaqueen, Bridal Veil, White Water, Horse Pasture River, Turtle Back Waterfalls all within a 30 minute drive