Long Shoals Wayside Park

If you’re driving the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway (Hwy 11)  and feel the need to stretch your legs, make a stop at Long Shoals Wayside Park, a few miles east of Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area.

Part of the Poe Creek State Forest, the 10-acre park overlooks Little Eastatoee Creek. In the summer, locals and visitors enjoy sliding down the flat, gently sloping shoals into the cool creek waters. It’s also a favorite with anglers looking for that elusive trout. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources stocks this portion of the Little Eastatoee on a regular basis with 9- to 12-inch brook, brown and rainbow trout.

Several picnic tables can be found in a shaded area above the parking lot. Trail signs mark the path down to the scenic Long Shoals. You can amble along the rocks by the water or take a mostly-flat trail that loops through the forest alongside the creek back up to the parking area.

Just off Scenic Hwy 11
Pickens, SC 29671
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