Long Creek Falls – Oconee County, South Carolina


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The Long Creek Falls, located in Oconee County within the Andrew Pickens Ranger District of the Sumter National Forest. The 50-foot cascading waterfall has a refreshing plunge pool which makes it a popular spot for hikers to cool off.

Long Creek Falls

David Vanover of Boiling Springs © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Long Creek is located off the Chattooga River, which runs along the Georgia-South Carolina border. The river has challenging whitewater rapids available to rafters and kayakers alike. If navigating the rapids isn’t your specialty, there is a moderate, hour-long hiking trail to the falls. However, since it is not an official Forest Service trail, it is not well marked; be sure to print out directions to the Long Creek Falls hiking trail before you go.

Long Cree Falls South Carolina

Wendy Morgan of Anderson, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Besides providing a beautiful view, Long Creek Falls is famous for its appearance in the movie Deliverance. If you follow the Chattooga River from Long Creek Falls, you will come across a large boulder known as “Deliverance rock” because several scenes from the movie were shot there.

Photographer David Vanover says that the falls are a popular resting spot for rafters on the Chattooga River, and that there are often campers on the sandy beach where the creek empties into the river.

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6 Comments about Long Creek Falls

Poplow chrtyiNo Gravatar says:
November 3rd, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Great place, so pretty.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
August 22nd, 2014 at 11:25 am

Thank you for warning readers of the potential dangers! We are so sorry for your experience and are also glad you did not suffer worse injuries. Readers, take note of the risks of hiking this and other trails and falls.

H BrownNo Gravatar says:
August 22nd, 2014 at 9:10 am

I hate to post something negative, but feel this post is warranted. The hiking directions to this location should include a warning. I hiked this trail this past July and when I started to descend to the falls I slipped on the very slippery rocks and roots on the way down. I slid about 50 feet and broke two fingers trying to grab and hang onto mountain laurel branches. Beware, this is a dangerous hike. If you make it down to the falls without getting hurt, the trek back up could be more dangerous. I was lucky that I wasn’t hurt anymore than I was. Again, BEWARE! This is a very dangerous hike. It is a very steep and slippery descent. I recommend using ropes or other safety devices.

Susan Gray PhotographyNo Gravatar says:
July 28th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

The Sierra Club in Seneca SC sometimes hike to this waterfall. Bring swimsuit as there is a place to take a dip.

Ed WilliamsNo Gravatar says:
June 6th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I am 68 years of age and I thought I had explored everything in this area. But I have never seen this falls. I would love to see it in reality. Could I please use these photos and some of the information on my Facebook page? Thank you very much.

Gaye MorganNo Gravatar says:
November 18th, 2011 at 10:30 am

So happy to see my daughter’s photo of Long Creek Falls on this website. I really enjoy the photography you place on here each month.





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