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Magical place

Lake Jocassee is a hidden gem in the corner of SC. The Jocassee Gorges form their own ecosystem... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Sherry J
Suwanee, Georgia, United States
Great Experience

Great guide, beautiful lake, company was very nice, easy to work with, and the location was easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
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Maplecrest at Lake Jocassee located in Salem, South Carolina is perfect for family gatherings or a romantic vacation getaway. There are accommodations for 8-10 guests and the residence is available year round. The boat ramp at Devils Fork State Park...more
694 Jocassee lake Road, SC
+1 864-719-9494
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Lake Jocassee is a hidden gem in the corner of SC. The Jocassee Gorges form their own ecosystem, and are a designated rain forest -- one of only two in the US. Amazing lake, you have to visit to enjoy. Crystal clear waters, no muddy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherry J
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Great guide, beautiful lake, company was very nice, easy to work with, and the location was easy to find.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adventurer768652
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful lake in upstate South Carolina. Deep, clear and clean water. State record level fishing on several species.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Archie N
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We didn’t have time to paddle our kayaks all the way to the waterfall and back but the lake was beautiful as well as the surrounding area. We had a wonderful time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cityfoal
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

12 enthusiastic certified divers came out to complete two required skills test. The first was dive down to 120 feet in cold water with limited visibility. Second dive was a series of navigation challenges using a compass. Surface weather was perfect. Topside water temp was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

From signing up to shuttle ride to four hour ride with Tricia was the best. This was my second Trip riding with a most knowledgeable and caring guide. For four hours we learned about the area and saw many waterfalls. We took a walk across...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank robinhiker
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This lake is known to be one of the clearest waters in the south. People come here to learn to scuba dive. There are just a few access points for the public, notably at Devil’s Fork State Park on the south boundary. Duke Power created...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank loisp297
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Jocassee and Jocasse Gorge are truly indescribable and can only be understood as to how special it is by visiting. The views, the water, waterfalls, trails, gorges, etc. at 400+ feet deep it is very deep. It feeds Keowee Lake over a hydroelectric dam which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
9  Thank onemichael
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Lake, location was great. We did boat in camping to double springs. We had campsite #7 which is out of line with the rest of the sites. My only complaint is the sites are very, very, (let me stress) very close together. Other than that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful lake. We rented a Pontoon from Ship and Shine. They were so friendly and helpful! We spent the day exploring the lake and checking out the waterfalls. Kids enjoyed swimming, casting a line and sliding down a rock! The water is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank shay255
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Debbie M
5 July 2018|
Response from Lake J | Property representative |
The beach is within Devils Fork State Park and dogs must be on a leash at all times. Playing ball fetch in the water being about the only exception. Park Admission is $5 per person
2 July 2018|
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Response from Lake J | Property representative |
Hi - If you mean the waterfall pontoon tour boats on the lake they hold about a dozen passengers. Private boats have passenger capacity on a tag or plate usually by the steering station on the boat.
Miguel B
8 May 2018|
Response from Michelle M |
Assuming you mean in the park by the lake, yes.