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Lake Jocassee

694 Jocassee lake Road, SC
864-719-9494
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Ranked #254 of 905 Attractions in South Carolina
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Maplecrest at Lake Jocassee located in Salem, South Carolina is perfect for family gatherings or a romantic vacation getaway. There are accommodations... more » Owner description: Maplecrest at Lake Jocassee located in Salem, South Carolina is perfect for family gatherings or a romantic vacation getaway. There are accommodations for 8-10 guests and the residence is available year round. The boat ramp at Devils Fork State Park is just two minutes from your doorstep. Local activities include guided waterfall tours, boat rentals or whitewater rafting on the scenic Chattooga (Deliverance) River. In addition world class fresh water fishing is available as the Lake is an anglers paradise. « less
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Plantation, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was our third time renting a pontoon boat and exploring lake Jocassee. We have found different things each time...a rock to slide from into the lake, waterfalls and islands to explore and have lunch at. We also rent a tube which the boat pulls around the wide open bodies of water making for lots of fun for the kids.... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Let me start put by saying, this is one beautiful lake. Wife and I started doing these weekend trips throught our state we live in. We rented a canoe and went as far as our arms could take us. The sights are amazing the water was no colder than the Atlantic ocean. The rental I thought was a good price... More

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Made a 3-day trip to Jocassee during my daughter's spring break, probably should have stayed for a week. The lake is beautiful and we hiked around to waterfalls and to see the endangered Oconee Bell flowers on a trail in Devil's Fork State Park. Overall a great outdoor experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

If you hike and have access to this area of South Carolina be sure to visit the Duke hydroelectric plant area off SC 130. There are nicley markef trails in the complex that bring you to the Whitewater River and to the Lower falls viewpoint. There is a trail (blue blazed) that goes into the forest, meandering op and down... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We live less than an hour away but this was our first trip to Jocasee as we joined a group of 20 on a hike and lake tour. What we discovered that day was one of the most beautiful lakes we've ever encountered. Besides a handful of houses and a few state park cabins, the shoreline is utterly devoid of... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This lake is not as large as some of the lakes in South Carolina, but it is one of the most beautiful. With very limited housing development around this lake, it is much more natural and so beautiful. There is a waterfall tour that you can take with a low cost for a full day tour by pontoon boat. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Nature as close to perfect as it gets. Clear, green water, breathtaking waterfalls, pristine scenery.

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Indian Land, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It felt like we were in the Alaskan wilderness at times...surrounded by mountains, beautiful waters, soaring eagles, beautiful waters. Honestly, this was one of our favorite family trips of all times. Getting away from our hectic schedules, this fam of 7 had a BLAST just playing together! We will for sure make this an annual trip! And there was hardly... More

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Townville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nature at it's finest. Beautiful lake with luscious green mountains for a backdrop. We visited several small waterfalls via PWC. Water cool and clear, if in the upstate SC try to make this visit someday you will be glad.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My extended family and I went to Lake Jocassee for a weekend getaway. We stayed at the Villas at Devils Fork run by the SC State Parks. I was very impressed with the facilities considering they were state run. We had an absolutely fabulous day on the water and playing on the beaches, and then the next day we went... More

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