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Stay Where You Play in Seneca

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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Planning a stay in Seneca? You’ve got options, whatever brings you to town. Whether you’re looking for a standard hotel room, an upscale resort or a campground on Lake Hartwell or Lake Keowee, you’ll find just the right spot to enjoy your Upstate visit.

If you want to relax and feel pampered, Lakeside Lodge Clemson is a great choice. The name may say Clemson but this upscale waterfront resort is located in Seneca on Lake Hartwell. Accommodations include traditional guest rooms with modern furnishings as well as suites featuring a living room and full kitchen. You’ll also enjoy a luxurious outdoor pool with fountains, an on-site farm-to-table restaurant, fire pit, miniature football field and a view of Clemson’s famed Death Valley stadium from its beautifully manicured shoreline.

Got fishing and boating on your itinerary? Check out Oconee Point Campground, set on 70 acres overlooking Lake Hartwell. It offers 70 campsites with water and electric hookups, five comfort stations, two playgrounds, a designated swimming area and a boat ramp and courtesy dock. It’s open seasonally from May 1 – Sept. 30.

Other campgrounds in the area include:

South Cove County Park, located on a 15-acre peninsula on Lake Keowee. It’s open year-round and features 86 campsites—41 of them waterfront—with water and electric hookups. The park also offers three boat ramps, tennis and basketball courts, two playgrounds, picnic areas, a handicapped-accessible fishing pier and a sand beach for sunbathing and swimming—everything you need for a fantastic lake vacation.

High Falls Park – This 46-acre park is also located on the shores of Lake Keowee and offers 91 campsites, 10 on the water. All have electric and water service. Other park amenities include a swimming area, miniature golf, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a playground, a fishing pier and two boat ramps.

In addition, Seneca is home to several name brand hotels convenient to all the local attractions. Choose among Best WesternHampton Inn & Suites and Tru by Hilton

Visitors traveling with pets will find comfortable accommodations at the Quality Inn and Days Inn by Wyndham.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.