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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, keeping its waters cool and water visibilities clear...

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This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 31

  AUGUST ENDS. It’s hard to believe, but this wonderful month is coming to an end. August on Lake Jocassee is so unexpectedly different than what most of us Southerners expect. Dry air, temperatur...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 24

  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...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 17

  BACK AT IT AGAIN. Hemlocks are dying. When they do, their tops rot and fall into the rivers and streams that come into the lake. After big rain events, lots of hemlock debris can wash down into ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 10

  AUGUST. THE NEW JULY. It must be the heat of this intense summer. It used to be that things started to slow down around here in August. ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – August 3

AUGUST 1. July is gone, just like that. My, how a summer month can go by. Last night, on our monthly Full Moon Rising Tour, the clouds were dark and a bit foreboding, but the sunset was gorgeous. ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – July 27

DOG DAYS!  When people are booking a tour with us in summer, they usually 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 20

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

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