If you are looking for a great getaway place that has nature, wildlife, incredible views and access to one of the most beautiful lakes to be found anywhere, consider visiting South Carolina’s premier park, Devil’s Fork State Park on the banks of Lake Jocassee, located on the eastern edge of Sumter National Forest and on the southern edge of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains—an ideal location.
Lake Jocassee, created in 1973 by Duke Power Company, is a 7,565 acre lake that has been relatively untouched by development. The shoreline is natural and there are boat-in primitive campsites available for the adventurers!
Laurel Fork Falls Lake Jocassee
Fed by 3 mountain rivers and numerous small waterfalls—many only viewable by boat—the lake stays refreshingly cool all year round.
Devils Fork State Park opened in 1991 and provides the most modern amenities of any of South Carolina State Parks. Sitting on 644 acres, the Park offers 20 - 1, 2 or 3 bedroom fully-furnished modern villas with all the comforts of home.
There are 59 paved RV sites with water and electrical; 25 tent sites with elevated pads; bathroom/shower facilities; a Park Store; playground equipment; hiking trails; four boat ramps; two picnic shelters; hiking trails; a swimming beach and best of all, access to Lake Jocassee.
Whether it’s for fishing—a great trout lake plus large and small mouth bass, crappie, and catfish—boating, scuba diving or taking in the views of the mountains and waterfalls or just relaxing by the water, Lake Jocassee offers a unique, unspoiled beauty that is sure to enhance your vacation experience.
Days and Hours of Operation: Standard time hours Su-Th 7am-7pm extended to 9pm F-Sa; Daylight Savings Time hours - daily 7am-9pm. Directions: Located in northern Oconee county, follow Hwy. 11 to Jocassee Lake Road and follow the signs. Information and Reservations: Call toll free 866.345.PARK or visit their web site