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Lake Jocassee, Salem

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  • Absolutely beautiful lake! Incredible views of the mountains to go along with the clear lake. Excellent boating lake. 
    Absolutely beautiful lake! Incredible views of the mountains to go along with the clear lake. Excellent boating lake.  more »
  • Lake Jocasee is like mini lake Tahoe out in Upstate South Carolina. The water quality here is super clear, and many parts of the lake glow with a blue tint. It's gorgeous. There are lots of... 
    Lake Jocasee is like mini lake Tahoe out in Upstate South Carolina. The water quality here is super clear, and many parts of the lake glow with a blue tint. It's gorgeous. There are lots of...  more »
  • Beautiful lake. Can't see sights without boat. We arrived midmorning. All rental boats (mostly pontoons) were gone. We were told if we wanted a tour we should have signed up and paid the week.....  more
    Beautiful lake. Can't see sights without boat. We arrived midmorning. All rental boats (mostly pontoons) were gone. We were told if we wanted a tour we should have signed up and paid the week.....  more »
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  • After seeing pictures online, absolutely wanted to visit. What an absolutely beautiful lake! The water was perfect and so clear! Definitely hope to visit again!
  • A beautiful clear clean unspoiled lake to see and explore. There are campsites some with electric and villas to rent at the Devils Fork State park. There is a small beach area at the park to swim and it looks suited well for the little ones. Kayaks are available to rent at the park or you could do a great excursion like I did with Jocassee Charters which offers an easy way to see the various waterfalls throughout the park and fish at the same time. If you bring your own boat during the busy summer months you may want to reserve your spot for the park allots a certain number of boats each day. *When using your GPS to travel to the lake use Devils Fork State Park. There is a $8.00 entry fee to the park and I don’t know of another way to see the lake.
  • Beautiful lake. Will definitely be back.
  • The most beautiful lake. Lots and lots of friendly visitors, and waaaay too much to do! The morning staff were much more friendly. I recommend coming early, and applying way more sunscreen than you think you need. The lake reflects the sun pretty intensely. Please unless you are a very skilled kayaker with a ton of stamina, do not try to make it to the waterfalls. The Lake is so much bigger than you think! They are very far out and hard to find by yourself. Everyone we talked to agreed. Every cove looks identical and orienting yourself is very hard once you get so far because the water level changes and the shape of the lake is not exactly the same as the map. We looked for two hours and only found one very small waterfall (pictured) when another kayaker called out about it. Avoid the outhouses. They reek! 🤢 Pee at the up at the visitor center. Don’t hang out by the docks too long because the horseflies are insane! My legs are still swollen from the bites! Definitely swim in the designated swimming areas unless you are a very strong swimmer and like being freezing cold. My husband tried out his snorkel where we put in our kayaks as I waited and got bit and he froze in the water 😆
  • Beautiful Resources and Water as well 🤣 Real FUN getaway ‼️ Organized and clean environment 🤔 Friendly tour-guides and amazing spots to swim 🤩

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