“mountain spring-fed lake, gorges, and waterfalls”
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. The Bear Cove Trail, a loop trail that begins and ends between the two picnic shelters, is located in the day-use area. This moderate hiking trail is 2 miles in length and winds through a predominately hardwood forest. The Oconee Bell Nature Trail is an easy 1-mile loop trail that received its name for the rare wildflower that can be found along the footpath. Two campgrounds are located near the shores of Lake Jocassee. Restrooms with hot showers are conveniently located in the campgrounds. Twenty villas are fully-furnished and include linens, all kitchen appliances, basic cooking and eating utensils, heat, air conditioning, microwave, satellite television, complimentary wi-fi, automatic coffee maker, screened porch, charcoal grill and picnic table. Jocassee is the only lake in South Carolina offering both trophy trout and a smallmouth bass, and has become a favorite fishing spot for anglers throughout the Southeast. The deep, crystal-clear water provides an excellent habitat for many species of fish, including brown trout, rainbow trout, white bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegill and black crappie. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required. WI-FI! We now have complimentary wi-fi at all of our villas at Devils Fork. We also have wi-fi at the Park Visitor Center for campers and other guests who may need access. We hope this helps to enhance your stay!
Stayed at this campground for two nights mid-May and it was awesome. A small beach front with clear, crisp Lake Jocassee water perfect for swimming and other recreational activities. The campground was clean, the people were polite and accommodating, and it is very relaxing. We came mid week so it was not very crowded, although we heard it gets pretty busy on the weekends. Enjoy!
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