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Devils Fork State Park

Devils Fork State Park

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Spot a loon or a rambling black bear. Fish for trout in a deep, clear mountain lake. Hike through the glorious spring bloom of rhododendrons.

And do it in South Carolina.

Devils Fork State Park provides the only public access to Lake Jocassee, a largely undeveloped 7,500-acre reservoir tucked deep into the Blue Ridge.

Devils Fork is easily reached from S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway. The park is popular with families, fishermen, scuba divers and boaters, who enjoy Jocassee’s uncrowded setting and spectacular scenery, such as waterfalls cascading into the lake off steep, wooded slopes.

A campground and modern villas also are highlights of the park. So are hiking and nature trails that provide the opportunity to appreciate sights ranging from rare Oconee bell spring flowers to the fall color show, while bald eagles and peregrine falcons patrol the mountain skies.

GENERAL

  • Wi-Fi Availability: Complimentary wi-fi is available at the Ranger Station and in all villas, for park guests. Please check at the ranger station for password information.

HOURS AND ADMISSION

  • Admission: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation: Late spring to mid-fall, 7am-9pm, daily; late fall to mid-spring 7am-6pm, daily.
  • Office Hours: 9am-5pm, daily.
  • Tours: The Oconee Bell Nature Walk is held each year in March to explore the rare wildflower that can be found at the park. For more information check the programs and events listing.

LOCATION

  • Driving Directions: From I-85 at the GA line: Take exit 1 to Hwy 11 for approx. 40 miles, turn left on Jocassee Lake Rd, and travel 3 mi.

    From I-85 at the NC line: Travel south to Hwy 11 exit at Gaffney and proceed on Hwy 11 for approx. 90 miles, turn right on Jocassee Lk. Rd and travel 3 miles.

    From I-26: Take exit 5 onto Hwy 11 to Campobello. Travel for approximately 60 mi. Turn rt. on Lake Jocassee Rd., and travel 3 mi.
  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Mountain Location: Yes
  • Counties: Oconee
  • Acreage: 622
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 24
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 5
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 18

MILES TO:

  • Charleston, SC: 235
  • Columbia, SC: 135
  • Florence, SC: 218
  • Greenville, SC: 36
  • Charlotte, NC: 128
  • Raleigh, NC: 270
  • Atlanta, GA: 140
  • Augusta, GA: 135

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Are there Cabins or Villas at this Park?: Devils Fork has 20 Villas. Please click on the Lodging menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservation banner on the right of this page.
  • What kind of camping is available at this Park?: Two campgrounds are located near the shores of Lake Jocassee. Please click on the Camping menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservation banner.
  • What are your overnight rates at this Park?: Rates vary depending on villa or campsite amenities. General information is available on the Camping pages of this site. Please click on these menu items above for more information.
  • Are there any Overnight sites available?: Please click on the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page to check availability and make your reservation.
  • What kind of activites are available at this Park?: Fishing, Boating, Picnicking, and Trails are available. Swimming is permitted in Lake Jocassee, but there is no roped off designated swimming area and lifeguards are not provided. You may swim at your own risk. Please click on the Things To Do menu item above for more details.
  • If you cannot find it on this website: We try to provide you with as much information as possible on this website to assist you in selecting your favorite State Park and book your reservation on-line. However, if you can't locate the information you are looking for on this site, please feel free to email the park at devilsfork@scprt.com. We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Contact Information

161 Holcombe CIR
Salem,SC 29676
Phone: (864) 944-2639
Toll Free: (866) 345-7275
Oconee CountySalem