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Long Shoals Wayside Park

An easy to miss, hidden gem destination, Long Shoals Wayside Park offers the perfect place to relax and cool off on a summer day.

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.

Long Shoals Wayside Park is located only 30 minutes from Clemson.


Scenic Hwy 11
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 654-6738