Chau Ram County Park
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- Point of Interest
- Trail Head
- Visitor Center
- Picnic Area
- Scenic Observation
The Oconee County Parks Recreation and Tourism department calls Chau Ram County Park Oconee County’s “Best Kept Secret.” Visitors can enjoy hiking and biking trails, go tubing or fishing on the river, camp and enjoy the 40-foot waterfall and the suspension bridge over the river.
Chau Ram park is located at the confluence of Ramsey Creek and the Chauga River and is Oconee County’s “Best Kept Secret.” Visitors can enjoy 26 campsites, ready with water and electricity, over three miles of hiking trails and over a mile of the Chauga River running through the park with rapids such as the pumphouse rapids, can-opener and the V rapid. The main attractions of the park include a handicap accessible 40 foot waterfall cascading over large boulders as the Ramsey Creek flows into the Chauga River and a 160 foot suspension bridge spanning the Chauga River. Tubing, hiking, fishing, picnicking, camping and sight- seeing are routine activities enjoyed by visitors.
From the parking area, begin these often steep, rugged, and challenging, hiking-only trails that traverse the hillsides, ridges, and rocky banks along the Chauga River.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk (gate is locked after hours)Directions:
From Westminster: Drive west on US 76. Keep right at the fork with US 123 and drive another 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Chau Ram Park Road and continue to the park entrance at the end of the road. You can park on the right, or follow the park road loop to the lower-level parking area.