The mountain spring-fed Lake Jocassee
encompassed by the Jocassee Gorges, waterfalls accessible only by boat and some of the best South Carolina trout fishing
are all part of the allure of Devils Fork State Park.
The land around 7,500-acre Lake Jocassee
remains mostly undeveloped and the only public access point to the lake is through Devils Fork. Four mountain streams and several waterfalls feed into the lake, making it cooler than others and a great South Carolina trout fishing
spot. Plus, the unusually clear water of Lake Jocassee is a haven for scuba divers and swimmers. During the spring months, hikers on the two trails are treated to sightings of the endangered Oconee bell wildflower.
Overnight guests can stay in a fully-furnished villa or in one of two campgrounds located near Lake Jocassee.
Want to see more of South Carolina? Try fishing for bass at Dreher Island State Park
and enjoy boating and more on the Strom Thurmond Reservoir
at Hickory Knob State Park.
HOURS AND ADMISSION
: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.
Days and Hours of Operation
: Late spring to mid-fall, 7am-9pm, daily; late fall to mid-spring 7am-6pm, daily.
: 9am-5pm, daily.
: The Oconee Bell Nature Walk is held each year in March to explore the rare wildflower that can be found at the park. For more information check the programs and events listing.
: Pets are not allowed in the villas or the villa areas. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.