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Devil's Fork State Park, Salem

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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.

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.
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  • I am not sure that I want to rave about Devils Fork State Park because I don't want people to swarm it! I love this place so much that I would love to live here. It is beautiful and unique. Very... 
    I am not sure that I want to rave about Devils Fork State Park because I don't want people to swarm it! I love this place so much that I would love to live here. It is beautiful and unique. Very...  more »
  • We camped at Devil's Fork the weekend of October 15th, 2021, and we had never been before. Actually, my wife and kids had never been camping before so it was a bit of an adventure for our family... 
    We camped at Devil's Fork the weekend of October 15th, 2021, and we had never been before. Actually, my wife and kids had never been camping before so it was a bit of an adventure for our family...  more »
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  • Ranger Tom made all the difference! Wonderful weekend and great experience. Our family traveled from Florida to spend Mother's Day weekend camping. We brought a car top tent not realizing this was not allowed at the campsite. We also expected electric outlet access. We arrived after 5 pm and the office was closed. We were headed to an Airbnb until Ranger Tom hooked us up with the only RV site left available and made our weekend a complete success. Thank you very much!!!!!
  • It's a great place to go spend the day, the weekend, or a few weeks. They have something for everybody. You can camp with the luxuries of power hook-ups and bathhouses; or if roughing it is a little more your style, they also offer primitive campsites. There's a swimming area where no boats are allowed. Separate parking for single vehicles and vehicles with a boat trailer. They even have a gift shop. Me, I like to do a little night fishing. I could tell you so much more, but I'm sure that Google maps has a rambling limit. Go check out their website. Come on up & have fun & be safe.

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