County park gets new site

COUNTY — Visitors to Mile Creek Park in Six Mile will be able to streamline their trips beginning next month.

Pickens County Council announced recently that the park’s new website,, will become available to the public after 5 p.m. on Nov. 4. The website will allow visitors to select a campsite using an interactive map, make reservations and pay via credit card or PayPal. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The site will also feature a wilderness game for children, which is customized to help kids learn about the local area. Questions rotate through a selection that helps keep the game fresh.

Using photographs and interactive information, the website showcases the park. In addition to access to Lake Keowee, Mile Creek Park offers 69 RV campsites, hiking trails, boat ramps, seven miles of lakefront, picnic sites with table and grill, two playgrounds, a gift shop and kayak rentals. Ample parking is available for cars and trailers. Security is provided 24 hours with a resident ranger.

“The new is an important segment of the Tourism Marketing Website Plan for the county,” Pickens County Council Chairman Neil Smith said.

County Administrator Chappell Hurst called the park “a source of pride within our community.”

“This website offers the opportunity to promote and market Mile Creek Park to tourists,” he said.

The website was designed for Pickens County by Designsensory, Inc. With more than 10 years of experience, Designsensory, of Knoxville, Tenn., has distinguished itself as a recognized leader in the web design industry.

The website is funded from state Accommodations Tax and is an important component in a Tourism Marketing Website Plan featuring four new websites for Pickens County. A new is the primary element of the plan. Designs for a new Historic Hagood Mill and Pickens County Museum website are in place and scheduled to launch over the next year.