Devils Fork State Park

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Devils Fork State Park

South Carolina

(864) 944-2639

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Overview

Situated in Oconee country, the 622-acre Devils Fork State Park gives guests the only public access to Lake Jocassee. This lake is mostly an untouched 7,500-acre reservoir tucked deep into the Blue Ridge. This popular getaway can easily be reached from S.C. 11, which is the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway. Whether you are traveling in a group, family, or are an avid fishermen, this place is for you. Water enthusiasts such as scuba divers and boaters also frequently enjoy the lake because it is usually uncrowned, leaving room to breathe and recreate. The gorgeous scenery includes waterfalls that fall into the lake of the steep, green slopes. The park features full campground amenities and modern villas. Hiking and nature trails also give guests the chance to enjoy the fall foliage and rare Oconee spring flowers. Birds such as bald eagles and peregrine falcons can also be seen flying in the sky.

Map of Devils Fork (SC)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.952212, -82.946192

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Activities

  • Boating

    Four boat ramps provides private boat access to Lake Jocassee.

    It is not recommended that you leave your boat docked in the water overnight, since Lake Jocassee is a working hydroelectric facility and its waters fluctuate without notice or guarantee of returning to previous levels.

    In addition, the waters of Lake Jocassee get very rough due to wind that is funneled through the Jocassee Gorges. It is recommended that all boats are trailered at the end of the day so that your boat is not damaged, or beached.

  • Camping

    Tent and RV camping available. Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights. You must make a reservation request directly through the park if you request less than 1 day before check-in. Boat-in back country camping available. This camp area is only assesible by boat. Pets are not allowed in this camping area.

  • Fishing

    Jocassee is the only lake in South Carolina offering both trophy trout and a smallmouth bass, and has become a favorite fishing spot for anglers throughout the Southeast. The deep, crystal-clear water provides an excellent habitat for many species of fish, including brown trout, rainbow trout, white bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegill and black crappie. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required

  • Hiking

    Hiking Trails: The Bear Cove Trail, a loop trail that begins and ends between the two picnic shelters, is located in the day-use area. This moderate hiking trail is 2 miles in length and winds through a predominately hardwood forest.

    Nature Trails: The Oconee Bell Nature Trail is an easy 1-mile loop trail that received its name for the rare wildflower that can be found along the footpath.

  • Water Sports

    Please contact the main number for more information.

Seasonality/Weather

Office Hours: Year round (Mon. - Fri.) 9am-5pm, (Sat. & Sun.) 11am-noon & 4pm-5pm Days and Hours of Operation: Late Spring to Mid-Fall (Daily) 7am-9pm; Late Fall to Mid-Spring (Sat.-Thur.) 7am-6pm; Late Fall to Mid-Spring (Fri.) 7am-8pm

Directions

Driving

From I-85 at the GA line: Take exit 1 to Hwy 11 for approx. 40 miles, turn left on Jocassee Lake Rd, and travel 3 mi.

From I-85 at the NC line: Travel south to Hwy 11 exit at Gaffney and proceed on Hwy 11 for approx. 90 miles, turn right on Jocassee Lk. Rd and travel 3 miles.

From I-26: Take exit 5 onto Hwy 11 to Campobello. Travel for approximately 60 mi. Turn rt. on Lake Jocassee Rd., and travel 3 mi.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(864) 944-2639

Campground reservations

(866) 345-7275

Links

Comments

im looking for a campground near devils fork lake that has swimming and fishing any ideas. we will be in a tent and would like electricity and water

You can camp IN Devil's Fork State Park! Make your reservations here.