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Devils Fork State Park is in northwestern South Carolina on the eastern edge of the Sumter National Forest at the edge of 7,500-acre (3,035 ha) Lake Jocassee. It is located three miles (5 km) off SC 11, the Cherokee Scenic Highway, near the town of Salem, South Carolina.With our online itinerary creator, Salem attractions like Devil's Fork State Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
The park offers hiking, camping (including several paddle-in primitive sites), canoeing and kayaking. The park is well known for rainbow and brown trout, as well as largemouth, smallmouth, and white bass, crappie, bream and catfish. The park has accommodations for scuba divers, including a walk-in ramp; thirty foot visibility is common, and due to the lake's recent creation, roads, houses, signs and other marks of human habitation can be seen on the lake bottom.
The 622-acre (2.5 km2) park was created in 1990. The park has many small waterfalls that feed lake Jocassee, and is home to the Oconee Bell, a wildflower indigenous to North and South Carolina that grows throughout the park; more than 90 percent of the world population of these delicate white and pink flowers is found in the park.
Devil's Fork State Park reviews
Such an enchanting lake. So much to do. The water is amazingly clear. I have only been here in the winter and fall, would love to come back in the summer. Great fishing, hunting if you are into...
Such an enchanting lake. So much to do. The water is amazingly clear. I have only been here in the winter and fall, would love to come back in the summer. Great fishing, hunting if you are into... more »
Visited on a wonderful Saturday morning. The blue sky, crystal clear waters and the mountains in the background made for a beautiful site. Clean park, friendly staff and a very good gift shop, The...
Visited on a wonderful Saturday morning. The blue sky, crystal clear waters and the mountains in the background made for a beautiful site. Clean park, friendly staff and a very good gift shop, The... more »
Fantastic park even in the rain. Took the waterfall river cruise and it was fabulous. You could only see waterfalls from the boat and well worth it. Lots of nice hiking trails too. Campground was immaculate. And reasonable. Sites were far apart and very quiet.
Lake Jocasee is breath taking. It is so clear that they actually offer scuba diving here. There are a couple of places to launch your boat. There are picnic tables, places to fish, clean restrooms, a ranger station and a small shopping venue. There is a place to rent kayaks, canoes or even motorized boats. There is a waterfall on the lake, but is only accessible by boat. The park is exceptionally clean.
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