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Seneca, South Carolina is a town that is actually the center of its own micropolitan statistical area (MSA). A micropolitan statistical area is a cluster of towns or labor markets that have more than 10,000 people but generally fewer than 50,000. Some of them have around 75,000 people depending on how the borders are defined. Seneca is also considered to be part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson combined area.

Seneca is located in Oconee County, the westernmost county in South Carolina. The town was named for a Cherokee town named Isinugu. The town was subsequently named for the river which is now known as the Seneca River. Oconee County has a hilly landscape that is very conducive to damming and creating man-made lakes. Seneca and the surrounding county have three unique man-made lakes and several waterways.

The city is slightly less than an hour away from Greenville, about 90 minutes from Spartanburg, and a little more than a half-hour away from Anderson. Vacationers who rent an RV in Seneca are well-positioned to visit any of these larger metropolitan areas. While on your outdoor adventure you can also visit rural areas between them to experience small-town life and beautiful nature.

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The Great Outdoors

When you rent a travel trailer in Seneca, you will have the opportunity to visit different locations. There are three man-made lakes in Oconee County and several other waterways for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and other watersports.

South Cove County Park is an example of one of the many places you can explore. This park is built along Lake Keowee where you could spend an entire afternoon sailing, waterskiing, and swimming. The park also has opportunities for tennis, basketball, and picnicking. So, load up the Seneca camper rental and go have some fun!

Lake Hartwell is the largest lake in the county and was formed by damming the Savannah River, which is a combination of the Seneca and the Tugaloo Rivers. There are several different recreational opportunities for visitors; kayak, canoe, sail, ski, fish, and much more. Fishing, however, might be the most unique experience that Lake Hartwell has to offer. After striped bass were accidentally introduced to Lake Hartwell, it was discovered they could survive in freshwater. Larger fish were then introduced purposefully. Fisherman have been known to catch striped bass over 60 pounds from the lake.

Lake Jocassee is the smallest of the three artificial lakes, but it’s also the deepest. The lake can be as deep as 300 feet at points. The film Deliverance was actually filmed at that location before it was flooded. The site of the filming is now below 130 feet of water. Lake Jocassee is known for having unusually large bass, an abundance of trout, and rare wildflowers.

Because these three lakes are artificial, they are directly linked to rivers. During your visit stop at one of the many different waterfalls along the lengths of the rivers for a photo of the family. There are also hiking opportunities, mountain biking opportunities, and a number of public parks.

RV Parks

When you book a luxury motorhome rental in Seneca, you will need a place to call home for a few nights. Seneca, Oconee County, and nearby areas have a number of options for you to do just that. Lakeview RV Park in Seneca offers water, sewer, and electric hookups. They offer some lakefront sites, and the park has lake access, and the parking pads are gravel.

Oconee Point COE is a Corps of Engineers facility. It offers water and electric hookups. There is no cable television, but an antenna might pick up some channels from the nearby big cities. The park has pull-through sites and big rig access. There are also some sites that will accommodate parking boats. Lake access is also available should you wish to stroll along the shoreline.

South Cove County Park is operated by Oconee County and sits along Lake Keowee. The RV park section has water and electric hookups. They also offer WiFi. From the park area, you can access Lake Keowee. The campsites are gravel, but some of them are conducive for tents.

Crooked Creek RV Park in West Union is another option to consider. This park offers full hookups along with WiFi and cable. The park is on a hill overlooking Lake Keowee. Parking pads are gravel, and some are lakefront spots.

Exploring The City

Seneca has so much to offer out-of-towners that come to visit.The most defining feature of the town is its proximity to the many dams that generate power. However, interestingly enough, Seneca also has a nuclear power station. World of Energy is a museum that is located at the Oconee Nuclear Station. World of Energy details the history of the nuclear station, nuclear power in the United States, and how nuclear power works.

Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum showcases displays and exhibits regarding the contribution of African-Americans to Seneca, Oconee County, and South Carolina. The history detailed at the museum is complicated and oftentimes difficult, but it is a very informative way to spend an afternoon. The museum was first conceived when a local politician learned about Seneca Junior College which used to operate in the area. Stop by for a bit and enjoy learning about the local history.

Seneca Junior College was a college for African-Americans from 1899 to 1939 when schools in South Carolina were segregated. The original campus for the college was renovated and is now a multipurpose community center called the Seneca Institute Family Life Center. This would be a great place for the historian in the group to spend their morning.

Bob Campbell Geology Museum in Clemson features displays and exhibits detailing the unique geological features of western South Carolina. Fans of geology could spend a few hours there one afternoon.

Should you be seeking that sweet southern charm, consider renting a travel trailer in Seneca. Spend the day learning about the rich culture of the area at a museum, watch a sunrise, and bask in the outstanding landscape. Rent a motorhome in Seneca, SC and set out to see The Palmetto State!

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