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Lower Whitewater Falls – Oconee County, South Carolina


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The Lower Whitewater Falls in Oconee County are part of the Whitewater River, which begins in North Carolina and descends approximately 1,500 feet in a distance of 3.5 miles. The falls drop a spectacular 400 feet down a rocky cliff within the Jocassee Gorges.

Lower Whitewater Falls Oconee

Esther Fogle of Powdersville, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The two-mile trail which leads to Lower Whitewater Falls begins just north of Lake Jocassee, near the North Carolina state line. The hike is a beautiful one because it leads through an untouched forest of evergreens and deciduous trees and provides a great view of the river.

Lower Whitewater Oconee County

Esther Fogle of Powdersville, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

For non-hikers, people may park and walk a short distance to see the incredible view of the falls and the Jocasee Gorges without having to hike to the falls themselves.

Reflections on Lower Whitewater Falls

Contributor Esther Fogle shares her experience at Lower Whitewater Falls: “I enjoyed taking in the magnificent fall foliage at the entrance to Whitewater falls near Duke Power’s Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station.”


Lower Whitewater Falls Info


Address: South Carolina Highway 130, Oconee County, SC

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