Amazing Places on the Outskirts of Walhalla – Day 2: Fabulous landscapes of Oconee State Park

Today will certainly be the most interesting day in our journey, because we have to climb into the old tunnel, see several waterfalls with our own eyes and visit the settlement of the eighteenth century, preserved almost in its original form!
Amazing Places on the Outskirts of Walhalla

Trip duration: 3 days

Darcy Moore


Coffee Shops

We had breakfast in the usual Starbucks. I don't think this coffee shop needs an introduction. It's got salads and take-away baked goods, lunch is planned outdoors.

Oconee History Museum

On our way to Walhalla's natural treasures, we'll stop by the local history museum. There are not too many exhibits here, everything can be seen in less than an hour, but it's quite interesting. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday.

Stumphouse Tunnel


Construction of the tunnel began in the mid-nineteenth century. It was planned to simplify railway traffic. However, the project proved to be too expensive and was suspended. Today the tunnel serves as a place for excursions and photo shoots, and the mossy walls make it look like a cave from a fantasy film.

Issaqueena Falls

Scenic Lookouts

A short walk along the trails of the reserve will lead you to Issaqueena waterfall. According to the legend, the waterfall is named after a fearless girl who saved her beloved during the war between tribes.

Yellow Branch Falls


Incredibly beautiful place, just breathtaking! Please be careful if you want to get close to the waterfall, the stones are very slippery.

Oconee Station State Historic Site

Visiting the historic Oconee Station made us feel like real time travelers, as if we were in the century before last. The stone buildings look very harmonious against the backdrop of green lawns and forest. If you want to join the excursion, it is worth coming a little early, guided tours are available from 1pm to 5pm.

Taco Riendo

Taco Places

It's evening, time to get back to civilization. For dinner, we chose a restaurant that serves tacos and other typical Mexican delights.