South Carolina has a reputation for beauty. With a number of stunning mountain ranges, the scenic coast and gorgeous towns dotting the region, it’s impossible not to find a place to call your own. Perhaps the most magical destination of all is Lake Jocassee. The reservoir, which is fed by four rivers, is nestled in the lush, green mountains and is full of dazzling waterfalls. How perfect does that sound? Here’s a quick guide for a Crownline vacation at Lake Jocassee.
What to Do
The first stop on a trip to Lake Jocassee is a visit to Laurel Fork Falls. It’s the crown jewel of the Jocassee waterfalls. Rising 80 feet into the air, Laurel Fork Falls features three sections: The upper section has a lovely view, the middle section is great for swimming, and the picturesque lower section pours into the lake. It’s an ideal place to hike with stunning topography to explore. And there are more waterfalls to discover all over the lake including Wright’s Creek Falls, Mill Creek Falls and Whitewater Falls.
If you’re looking for more on-the-water fun, Lake Jocassee is a wide-open, spacious lake with plenty of room to explore. Enjoy the clear water and beautiful backdrop as you cruise, ski or fish. It’s not the biggest lake in the area, but it offers more than enough fun for everyone.
Where to Stay and Eat
As far as places to stay, you can camp in Devil’s Fork State Park. It offers a range of cabins, campsites and lodge rooms. There’s something for everyone with 3,000 campsites and hundreds of cabins and rooms.
For meals, Lake Jocassee is a bit far from most options. You can expect an hour’s drive for restaurants around Lake Keowee to the south. We recommend the Lighthouse for delicious food and drinks.
So, load up your Crownline and head to Lake Jocassee, a timeless hidden treasure that’s waiting to be discovered.
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