Few things compare to the unspoiled beauty found in the Jocassee Gorges at South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee. At 7,500 acres and with just a mere 75 miles of shoreline, it’s a long way from being the biggest lake in the state. Especially in comparison to South Carolina’s other man-made lakes. However, it is certainly the most crystal clear lake in South Carolina! Ask anyone who has spent a day at, on, or in Lake Jocassee, and they’ll tell you it’s nothing short of paradise.

I think this is certainly one of the most incredible places in the state. Have you visited this clear lake in South Carolina? If so, we’d love to hear your tips and tricks for making a visit special. Let us know in the comments!

The Jocassee Gorges was designated as One of the World’s Last Great Places in 2012 by National Geographic. Once you experience this fantastic lake within the Gorges, you’ll undoubtedly see why. The best public access to the lake is via Devils Fork State Park. The park is open year-round beginning at 7 a.m. Although, closing times depend upon the season. You can learn more and start planning your visit by visiting the official Devils Fork State Park website.

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