The Laurel Fork Falls Trail In South Carolina Takes You To Lake Jocassee And Back

South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee was once named One of the World’s Last Great Places by National Geographic — and it still is! Created in 1973 in a partnership with Duke Power, the lake is by far the clearest and most pristine lake in the state. But access to the lake is coveted and very hard to come by. One state park is located on the shores and getting into the park in the height of the summer season requires arriving very early in the morning before the maximum occupancy is reached… or, camping overnight or even renting a cabin in the park, thus having access in the morning by default.

But there’s another less publicized way to gain access to Lake Jocassee: hike in!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Have you hiked to Lake Jocassee on another trail (oustide of Devils Fork State Park) in South Carolina? Tell us about it here!

Address: Sunset, SC 29685, USA
Address: Laurel Fork Falls, Sunset, SC 29685, USA