Pickens County has several features that set it apart from other areas of its kind. It is known for its beautiful lakes and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pickens County has the ideal setting for commerce, as well as residing with a family, and is perhaps one of the most diverse areas in the Upstate of South Carolina.
Pickens County is a main tourism destination in South Carolina offering lakes, waterfalls, rivers, historical sites, along with golf courses to satisfy any golfer. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this natural area features many state parks, along with many sties perfect for hiking, fishing, swimming, camping or just taking in the beautiful backdrop of the area. Places to visit include sites such as the South Carolina Botanical Gardens, Table Rock State Park, Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, and our area lakes (Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee).
Pickens County is also rich with history that includes prehistoric people, the Cherokee, the American Revolution, the Civil War and railroads. The area also features historic gristmills, churches, museums, as well as a variety of cultural activities. Pickens County has all of the modern amenities necessary for any business-person, as well as provides a place to relax when work is done.
We hope you'll take advantage of all that our area has to offer. Visit Lake Hartwell Country to take advantage of incredible opportunities to explore outdoors, attractions, museums, and local historic sites and much more! In addition, please take a moment to view our local tourism video.