Explore the 5 regions of South Carolina and find out what makes each of them unique.
Maps & Images
- Aerial Photography
See the Blue Ridge region from 20,000 feet above the earth.
- Images from the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway
Take a look at photos taken along the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway.
- Web of Water-Blue Ridge
Watch the video of the Web of Water adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the headwaters of the Saluda River.
- Lake Keowee
Lake Keowee is a man-made lake used as cooling water for the nuclear reactors at the Oconee Nuclear Generating Station.
- Chattooga River Area
The Chattooga River runs through the border between South Carolina and Georgia.
There are many waterfalls in the Blue Ridge region.
Cities & Towns
- Greenville South
Find out about the events, history, arts, and more about the Greenville area.
- Mountain Lakes Region
Check out the Interactive Map to learn about regional highlights of the Blue Ridge region.
- Tour Pickens County
Take a virtual tour of Pickens County!
- Oconee County
Explore the parks, waterfalls, and hiking in Oconee County.
|Brook trout. Image courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.|
- The Cove Forest
Cove forests are special types of forests in mountain “coves” or valleys with fertile, damp soil.
- Natural State-Blue Ridge
Meet artists who use materials found in nature in the Blue Ridge region to make their art.
- Jocassee Gorges
Mountain rivers have carved steep gorges in this unique area.
- Kings Mountain
Explore the nature and science of Blacksburg's Kings Mountain.
- Plant Communities of the Blue Ridge
The Blue Ridge is home to several different plant communities, such as conifer-dominated forests and the cove forest.
- South Carolina-Naturally! Blue Ridge
Learn how the Appalachian Mountains were formed.
- Blue Ridge Region
Read a great overview of the Blue Ridge region, including landforms, historical events, land use, and more!
- Table Rock Mountain
Explore the Table Rock Mountain in Pickens, SC.