This Lake In South Carolina Has The Clearest Most Pristine Water In The State

The biggest playground in South Carolina is 7,500 acres and, in places, is 300 feet deep. The mountain reservoir known as Jocassee Lake also has the clearest, bluest, most pristine waters found anywhere in the Palmetto State. But what all can you DO at this lake? And where’s the best spot to gain access?

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No matter how long you can stay, time spent at, or on, Lake Jocassee is time well spent! The perfect staycation is waiting for you at Jocassee Lake. When can you go?

Devils Fork State Park is the only public access to Lake Jocassee. Devils Fork State Park is open on a first-come, first-served basis. When the park reaches capacity, you’ll be directed to another park. For this reason, during the summer months, it’s especially important to get to the park as early as possible. It opens in the summer months at 7:00 a.m.

Devils Fork State Park is located at 161 Holcombe Circle, Salem, SC 29676. Park hours are: Late spring to mid-fall, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily; late fall to mid-spring 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Admission is: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.