Oconee County Airport
The word “Oconee” comes from the Cherokee Indian tribe who originally inhabited the area and means “land beside the water”, which is highly appropriate with the surrounding mountain lakes of Jocassee, Keowee, and the Piedmont’s Lake Hartwell. The airport is less than one mile from Lake Hartwell, and is only three miles southeast of Lake Keowee. Not far from I-85, the towns of Seneca, Westminster, Walhalla, and Salem are just a few minutes’ drive from the aerodrome. The mountain resort towns of Highlands and Cashiers, NC, are but a short drive from Oconee Regional.
Located in the southeastern edge of Oconee County, the airport is less than 5 minutes by car to Clemson University, Clemson’s “Death Valley” stadium, the Madren Conference Center, and the Walker Course. During football season, visitors may use a privately owned shuttle service for transportation to and from the stadium.
In the realm of AIRPORT DATA, the airport’s 5000′ long runway has precision GPS, non-precision GPS, NDB instrument approaches, and is home for 75-based aircraft. It also hosts the Clemson University Flight Dept. and the Clemson University Flying Club.
The airfield can host up to 75 transient aircraft with ramp and tie-down spaces for both turbine and piston-engine aircraft. The FBO, Van Surdam Vintage Aircraft offers top-notch aircraft maintenance services. Car rentals are provided by Hertz and ENTERPRISE Rent-a-car, both serve the the airport 6 days per week.
Visitors will find year round things to do and see in Oconee County and the surrounding area. Hiking, kayaking, sailing and golf are just a few activities to enjoy in the Oconee County.