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Devils Fork State Park
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161 Holcombe Circle
Salem, South Carolina   29676
(lat:34.9535 lon:-82.9454) map location

Phone: 864-944-2639
The mountain spring-fed Lake Jocassee encompassed by the Jocassee Gorges, waterfalls accessible only by boat and some of the best South Carolina trout fishing are all part of the allure of Devils Fork State Park.

The land around 7,565-acre Lake Jocassee remains mostly undeveloped and the only public access point to the lake is through Devils Fork. Four mountain streams and several waterfalls feed into the lake, making it cooler than others and a great South Carolina trout fishing spot. Plus, the unusually clear water of Lake Jocassee is a haven for scuba divers and swimmers. During the spring months, hikers on the Oconee Bell Nature Trailare treated to sightings of the endangered Oconee bell wildflower.

Overnight guests can stay in a fully-furnished villa or in one of two campgrounds located near Lake Jocassee.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.
Twenty villas are fully-furnished and include linens, all kitchen appliances, basic cooking and eating utensils, heat, air conditioning, microwave, satellite television, automatic coffee maker, screened porch, charcoal grill and picnic table.
Two campgrounds are located near the shores of Lake Jocassee. Restrooms with hot showers are conveniently located in the campgrounds.
1. Devils Fork State Park offers a designated swimming area in Lake Jocassee.
2. The lake's clear, cool water is perfect for refreshing dips during hot summer days.
3. Swimming is free with park admission and open to all ages.
4. Lifeguards are not provided; visitors swim at their own risk.
5. Snorkeling gear can be used due to the clarity of the water in Lake Jocassee.
6. The beach-style entry makes it easy for children or those with mobility issues to enter the water safely.
7. Swimming hours aligns with daylight hours when visibility underwater is best.

Anglers can enjoy fishing in the clear waters of Lake Jocassee, known for trout and smallmouth bass. Other species include largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill. Fishing from a boat is popular but shoreline options are also available.

Two picnic shelters are available on a first come first served basis.
Oconee BellNature Trail

Description This 1.5 mile loop within Devils Fork State Park gets its name from a rare wild flower that has gorgeous white blooms. Starting in the parking lot near the rear of the Ranger Station, this trail is plainly marked with white blazes and winds through a predominantly hardwood forest. The trail follows a creek that provides surreal sounds that add to its charm. In the early spring, endangered Oconee Bell wildflowers blossom along the creek. During your hike you will find benches that provide a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the lively forest. The trail is also endowed with a small pond that is a great place to view pond life.
While biking is not a primary activity, there are limited options available. Be aware of the terrain and weather conditions.

The park's paved roads offer an opportunity for casual cyclists to enjoy scenic rides. Always wear helmets for safety.

Mountain bikers should note that off-road trails aren't present within this area; it may be disappointing if you're seeking rugged adventures.

Remember, cycling after dark isn't allowed due to potential hazards like wildlife or unseen obstacles on paths - always prioritize your safety!

Ensure bikes stay out of pedestrian-only areas as well as any environmentally sensitive spots in order to protect local flora and fauna.

Lastly, while enjoying your ride remember: leave no trace behind! Respect nature by keeping all trash with you until disposal sites can be found.
Birdwatchers can enjoy spotting a variety of species, including warblers and hawks. The park's diverse habitats attract many birds throughout the year. There are also birding trails for enthusiasts to explore.

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