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Devils Fork State Park, Salem

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4.2/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • If you get a chance to tour the lake and visit the many waterfalls, take it. This is a mostly undeveloped shoreline, and Devils Fork is the main boat access. However, it has a nice, large beach area a...  read more »
  • A friend and I went camping here the weekend of Saturday, Sep. 30, 2016! It was our first time in kayaks. So we was nervous to say the least. We arrived and the park was very accommodating! We boated ...  read more »
  • You can hike,boat, swim, or more in Devil's fork. There are bathroom facilities near the swimming area. You can rent kayaks or boats as well. The main ramp is where you would launch most boats but the...  read more »
  • Such beautiful clear waters. I have loved Jocassee since I was a small child and now my children love her too! We go as often as we can, it gets packed during the summer especially the weekends. The staff are always helpful in any situation and the are always friendly. The bathrooms are... not as clean as one would hope but they are never nasty. A baby changing station in the bathroom would be nice for babies/toddlers and showers to rinse off. (Like the ones with the push nob that only last a couple minutes) other than that devils fork state park is perfect!
  • The lake is gorgeous but I will not be returning to devils fork state park. The camping spots are right on top of each other and the bath/restrooms are subpar when it comes to cleanliness. Next issue I had was after paying to camp for 2 nights and renting a boat for the day. When I pulled in to park, the woman at the drive up window told me to park in the lot right beyond her window for the day while we were out on the lake. Only to return to a $100 ticket waiting on my windshield. If their own staff is not trained to give correct information on procedures, they shouldn't be able to stick someone with a ticket from their own shortcomings in training. In the future I will not be returning. There's to many other places with less BS to deal with.
  • We absolutely love this place!! Is it the nicest campground we've ever stayed at? No. But in terms of shear beauty and seclusion, Lake Jocassee is by far the best! I can overlook a dirty bathhouse and a close neighbor to be able to enjoy the beauty of this lake any day. Be prepared for storms pretty much every day all summer as you are in the mountains. They usually don't last long and will bring some relief from the heat, but at times can get violent. If you don't like it here, that's great because that's one less boat I have to wait on to launch my boat. However, if you're not into complaining and enjoy beautiful, crystal clear water and sandy beaches, then you really need to get here and see this place before you depart this great earth.
  • We had tent lot 16 which is very wooded right on the lake with beautiful views and clear water for swimming. The site is a 5 min walk from the parking lot so you need a wagon or will take many trips bringing your stuff to the side. The site has a tent pad, a fire ring, a picnic table, and a tall pole to hang your food at night. Would highly recommend this campground!
  • My fiance and I go there all the time for Lake Jocassee. It is the prettiest and one of the most well-kept state parks I have been to. Definitely a must go to if you are in the area.!
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