Marie McAden



Oconee State Park offers free Play Day

Posted 4/10/2013 1:04:00 PM

Ready to get outdoors and enjoy the springtime weather? Oconee State Park is offering a free Come Out and Play Day with activities guaranteed to cure your cabin fever.

The fun takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Not only is admission to the upstate park free, but so are all the planned activities, including boat rentals, fishing demos, mini golf, hayrides, fish printing, square dance lessons and geocaching.

One of South Carolina’s most popular parks for family vacations, Oconee features 1,165 wooded acres to explore, a 20-acre lake for fishing, canoeing and swimming, an 18-hole carpet golf course, three playgrounds and six nature trails.

As part of the Play Day festivities, you’ll have the chance to paddle a canoe or kayak or take a pedal boat out for a spin on the lake. Non-motorized fishing boats also will be available at no charge. They’ll even provide the tackle.

The Dixie Blue Grass Boys will be playing square dancing music in The Old Barn so you can do si do with your partner. You’ll also be invited to take a hayride tour of the park and check out the historic cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.

For more information on the Come Out and Play Day, call the park at (864) 638-5353 or email the rangers at oconee@scprt.com.