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Lake Jocassee

Lake Jocassee is a 7,500-acre (30 km2),385-foot,(117 m) deep reservoir located in northwest South Carolina created by the state in partnership with Duke Power in 1973. The lake is commonly known for the clean and cold Appalachian mountain rivers, that feed the lake to keep its waters cool and clear water visibilities...

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This Week on Lake Jocassee – September 1

FORGOTTEN SUMMER, WEEK 2.  Dead quiet, blazing hot. That would describe this week on the lake pretty well. The lull before the Labor Day storm, so to speak. It’s not that you feel the heat on the l...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 25

FORGOTTEN SUMMER, WEEK 1. Told you so.  Air temperatures in the mid 80’s, water temperature around 80, clear skies til late afternoon, then nice, albeit tumultuous thunderstorms to clear the air of...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 18

SECOND SUMMER. There are two summers, you know, that fall between the dates the sun sets for summer. The first summer, also known as People Season, begins at the Memorial Day weekend, and begins it...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 11

‘LITTLEBITTYINS’. That’s all he was catching, the fisherman told me. I really love the local flavor of the English language spoken by natives of the Upstate. ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 4

DOG DAYS 2. Or, Where’d They Go? Dog Days were upon us briefly, with towering black thunder clouds in the morning and light-soaked rain scattered over the lake. ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – July 28

DOG DAYS!  When people are booking a tour with us in  summer, they always ask if I think it is going to rain. My standard answer is ‘probably’. We do operate our business in the midst of a rainfore...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – July 21

THE END. And the beginning. I love this brief period in summer. The wild and exuberant flowering that began in early March has finally come to its end. Well, almost. ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – July 14

TAHITI BEACH. Just thought you had to go half way around the world to find a clear water paradise, didn’t you. Crystal clear water, white sand below your feet, smooth rocks to stand on and jump off...

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