Most People Have No Idea There’s An Underwater Graveyard Hiding In South Carolina
Lake Jocassee in South Carolina’s beautiful Upstate, is a recreational lover’s dream. This lush, 7,500-acre lake is one of the most beautiful spots in the world, based on a 2012 ranking by National Geographic that named the Jocassee Gorges #9 on the list of “50 Of The World’s Last Great Places.” That’s no surprise when you see the expansive views and vibrant colors that the area has to offer.
Then, watch a compilation of home movies taken in the Jocassee Valley from 1958-1960 long BEFORE the filling of Lake Jocassee. It’s remarkable to see such a dramatic change in the landscape in such a short time. This land was used for two public serving but radically different purposes.
South Carolina is blessed with so much to see and do. The Jocassee Gorges area is one of the most unique and beautiful spots in the Palmetto State. Were you aware of the history of the Jocassee Valley and that people lived there before the man-made Jocassee Lake was created? We’d love to know in our comments.
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.