South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Walhalla State Fish Hatchery

Nearby Attractions

Adjacent to the hatchery is the Chattooga Picnic Area, operated by the U.S. Forest Service. In the vicinity of the picnic area can be found some towering white pines and hemlocks.

Also in the picnic areas is a barrier-free fishing pier. This structure is on the bank of the East Fork, Chattooga River and is accessible from the parking lot.

Adjacent to the picnic area is the boundary of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness. Hikers may take a trail that goes along side the East Fork for 2.5 miles to the main Chattooga River. From there you can go upstream to Ellicott’s Rock (1.7 miles) or downstream to the Burrell’s Ford campground and parking lot (2.1 miles). A copy of a small map for this trail is available in the office upon request.

On Highway 107 South towards Walhalla is the Oconee State Park. Here there are cabins, camping areas, swimming, and numerous other recreational activities.

Take Highway 107 north and follow signs to the nearby Lake Jocassee overlook and the Whitewater Falls. Both provide spectacular scenery, particularly during the autumn leaf season.