Keowee-Toxaway State Park is a special resource park which means the park features natural and cultural resources of such exceptional value that they warrant special protection.
This park has a Cherokee Interpretive Trail with four interpretive kiosks. The kiosks demonstrate 300 years of history of the Cherokee Indians showing the lifestyle, dress, tools and more.
When the British arrived in the Americans, the Cherokees started trading and developing a friendly relationship with the British. Fort Prince George was built on the lakes of the Keowee River. It was built by the Cherokee and the British as a trading center and protection against the Creek Indians.