Today we did our “normal” power walk and then took our time enjoying breakfast. We have an easy travel day from Oconee Point COE Campground to Table Rock State Park Campground… a total of less than 50 miles. That’s my kind of travel day…just a bit over an hour’s drive:o))
Leaving Clemson Country;o))
Pickens, SC closest town to Table Rock SP
Where is Table Rock SP??
(Be sure to click any photo to enlarge)
Our first view of Table Rock Mountain!!
Traveling Hwy 11 towards the State Park
When we arrived at Table Rock, we backed into our site (#8), set up and then had to go to the visitors center to check in.
Apparently a bad storm came through yesterday and knocked out the computer at the Campground Store/Office;o(( We have had enough ‘Bad Storms’ this summer!!
Our site has no “IT” factor, but it’s level.
Our Yard :o(((
The campground here needs a lot of TLC. Both the roads and the sites are in need of repair. Nancy remembered that when we were here with the Pleasure-way Van we had a difficult time getting level. Nothing has changed;o(( She was sure to get the last site on the entry road. Sites 2-8 can handle larger rigs and site 8 will at least give you a little privacy but no room. Just be sure if you come in a large rig to stay away from the sites above #8. Just driving a big rig through the upper campground would be a challenge.
Hairpin curves in the upper campground
Another warning… Be sure to enter the campground from West Gate Road off Hwy 11. DO NOT enter at East Gate and try to drive the state park loop to the campground. We made that mistake in the VAN:o(( There is no warning until it is too late to turn around!! It could be a real problem for a big rig!!!
Since we arrived before noon and the temps were in the mid 90’s, we decided to drive to find a couple of waterfalls. The first waterfall was Twin Falls. We drove an extra 20 miles through the squiggles on the mountain roads as we misread the directions to get there;o(( Once we found the parking area, it was just a 1/4 mile walk to the falls.
Twin Falls Access Trail
It was worth the effort to get here. The 70 feet of bare granite and 2 rushing waterfalls made for a beautiful site.
The next waterfall, Wildcat Branch Falls, can be viewed by everyone…it is roadside on Hwy 11. It is a small falls with a pool of water below. Looks like a wonderful place to chill off on a hot day. But after seeing Twin Falls, it was a bit disappointing.
Wildcat Branch Falls
In my opinion, Table Rock State Park Campground really needs some work. However, we came here to hike and that is where Table Rock SP shines. There are many wonderful trails and we plan to do several.
Ultimately we plan to hike to the top of Table Rock Mountain
(the red trail)!!
Pinnacle Lake and Table Rock Mountain
So stay tuned and we will bring you the beauty we find on the trails!!
We have been best friends for over 55 years, married over 40. Bill is the writer and Nancy is the photographer. We make a great team and together, we enjoy the adventures of travel. Our dream to be full-time RVers was rekindled in April, 2010 when we attended an RV-Dreams Rally. On Mar 20, 2012, we moved into "BABY", our Winnebago Journey Motorhome. Join us as we try to live our dream....