Devils Fork State Park

Devils Fork State Park is nestled in the middle of the breath-taking Jocassee Gorges. These gorges are a series of steep rock walls along the Blue Ridge Escarpment carrying dozens of mountain rivers down into the vast, 7,500-acre Lake Jocassee. Originally constructed in 1973, this lake remains mostly undeveloped, and many of its elusive waterfalls can only be discovered by boat. These waters are also home to some of South Carolina's best trout fishing.

Jocassee is a Cherokee word meaning "Place of the Lost One" and the park offers a doorway into Lake Jocassee's ancient grandeur. The lake was created when the land's mountain rivers were redirected to flood what was once known as Jocassee Valley. Today, dozens of forgotten houses and camps rest quietly beneath the lake's clear blue surface and can be explored by scuba divers. The Eastatoees, the only species of parrot native to North America, also once called this land home. Its last known sighting was in 1903, here, in the Place of the Lost One.

Among the park's hidden treasures in March and April is the rare Oconee Bell. This delicate wildflower lives only in the Southern Appalachian mountains, where the mild climate and heavy rainfalls form the sole temperate rainforest on the East Coast.

Overnight guests can stay in fully-furnished villas or in one of two campgrounds located near Lake Jocassee.

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June

21

Apr 23 2024- Oct 17 2024

June 21

Dates vary between April 23, 2024 - October 17, 2024

Once a month, on the evening of the rising of the full moon, join Jocassee Lake Tours for a tranquil, convivial three hours or so on the lake. You'll visit some waterfalls,...

Devils Fork State Park

June

21

Jun 07 2024- Aug 16 2024

June 21

Recurring weekly on Friday until Aug. 16 2024

The aspiration for this day camp is FUN and will revolve around different themes every summer The mission of JAC is to provide a day of adventure and discovery around Lake...

Devils Fork State Park

June

22

May 04 2024- Oct 23 2024

June 22

Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday until Oct. 23 2024

Relax and settle in for a breathtaking Sunset tour. Join Jocassee Lake Tours to explore the wilderness wonder of America’s most beautiful lake. Visit the many waterfalls that...

Devils Fork State Park

June

30

May 19 2024- Oct 20 2024

June 30

Recurring every 2 weeks on Sunday until Oct. 20 2024

9000 surface acres, 90 miles of wild shoreline, 4 mountain rivers, 6 named waterfalls, countless smaller falls and myriad creeks and streams. So come on…you don’t really think...

Devils Fork State Park

July

13

Jun 08 2024- Sep 14 2024

July 13

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday until Sep. 14 2024

Explore Jocassee Lake & See the Fabulous Waterfalls! Back by popular demand! Limited dates & seating, Saturday Sept 23 & October 21 2023 Let's be honest… they...

Devils Fork State Park