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Devils Fork State Park
Copyright: - South Carolina Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Devils Fork State Park
Description - Nestled along the shore of Lake Jocassee against a picturesque backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Devils Fork State Park. Visitors will enjoy nearby waterfalls, the Chattooga River, hiking trails, and numerous other state parks located on or near SC Highway 11.

Contemporary mountain villas make this park a popular vacation destination at what many consider the most beautiful lake in the state. This cool deep lake challenges anglers for trout and many other species of game fish. Visitors can choose a cabins, villas, or camping for their overnight accommodations.

The camping area has 59 sites which can accommodate RV's and 25 walk-in, tent sites and some boat-in, primitive camping. Day-use facilities include trails and a park store/tackle shop. Enjoy fishing in Lake Jocassee for brown and rainbow trout, large and small mouth bass, white bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Also provided are boat ramps, picnic shelters, and playground equipment.

Recreation - This large park offers numerous outdoor recreation opportunities. The most popular activities available include camping, picnicking, hiking, viewing the scenery, fishing, and boating.

Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - Devils Fork is located in the very northwest corner of South Carolina. It is five miles north of Salem off SC Highway 11 on Jocassee Lake Road and 15 miles northwest of Pickens.

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: One of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen, deep blue water surrounded by blue ridge mountains! We had a tent site right on the water, hooked up the boat right next to the campsite, paddled to falls all weekend; just beautiful. Not overdeveloped, but be sure to book a campsite in advance as they do get full. Pretty good hikes, but If you love to paddle or do any watersports it doesnt get any better. Water is beautiful and cool. There are also more upscale villas for those who arent crazy about 'roughing it', reservations for tent sites, rv sites and villas made through devil's fork state park (also where you can launch a boat).

Filed By: Paul
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Devils Fork is very popular. When the park is full try Maplecrest at Lake Jocassee which is a very comfortable alternative with year round availibility. I think they have a web site and it was a great family vacation destination.

Filed By: Marcial Briggs (Columbia, SC)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Wonderful campground. Camped in tents, great campsites, nice facilities, and beautiful views.

Filed By: Darlene Jones-Owens (Newnan, GA)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Have rented the cabins, camped, kayaked, rented a pontoon for the day, enjoyed the many waterfalls. Lake Jocassee is the clearest water. Simply a wonderful place!

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Contact Information:
Devils Fork, 161 Holcombe Circle , Salem, SC, 29676, Phone: 864-944-2639

Additional Information:
South Carolina State Parks - The South Carolina State Parks stretch from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic coast. They offer a huge variety of sites and possible recreation activities.
Upstate Region - The Upstate Region of South Carolina is located in the northwest corner of the state. It includes the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg. This is an area of high plateaus and mountains.

South Carolina Tourism - Official website of South Carolina Tourism


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