Who doesn’t love to see a good waterfall?
Near the boarder of Georgia and South Carolina you will find Chau Ram County State Park, known as the areas “best kept secret.” For only $2 per car you gain access to a wonderful state park with a 40′ waterfall you can actually climb to the top of if you like.
If you want to camp at the park residents pay $20 a night and non-residents pay $25 per night. The park has 4 major sets of rapids that can be easily accessed to kayak, canoe or tube. You just need to bring your own toys.
If your not interested in getting cooled off in the cool mountain runoff, then there are plenty of trails to explore complete with a really nice suspension bridge over the Chauga River.
There are 28 camp sites with power and water. As well as a dump station and a bathhouse. There are four picnic areas and a playground for the littles ones.
We chose to just make a quick day trip of the park and explore the waterfall at Ramsey’s Creek. Once we were down with the waterfall we headed across the suspension bridge and took a right on the trail. We found a good spot in the river with nice big rocks to slide down.
After a few hours in this one spot we headed back towards the bridge but passed the bridge to see what was down the other way and found a giant boulder you can climb on and more great rocks to play on.
We had a fun time and you can’t be $2 for hours of outdoor fun.
Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk (gate is locked after hours).
Call 864.888.1488 for more information.