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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 – March 23

POETRY. It’s not the words, really, but the thing described. In a painting, it’s not the colors or the brushstroke so much, but rather the beauty the artist sees and is trying to share. ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – March 16

IT’S ABOUT TIME. If you’re an early riser, or better still, an ‘extreme early riser’, such as myself, you probably see more sunrises than most others. Alternatively, if you are a late riser, such a...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – March 9

BASS FISHING. No, not that kind--no metal-flaked characters here, strapped to motors built for Nascar -- just really big webbed feet, and a body so streamlined when underwater and underway that it ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – March 2

EXPECTATIONS: What good are they anyway? More often than not they just set us up for disappointment. A case in point are the two snows this week at Lake Jocassee, both beautiful but only one was th...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – February 23

COLD! Sorry for being so brief, but that’s what this week has been about. Two days below 10 degrees. All of Jocassee, the informal, stretched out a bit neighborhood around Lake Jocassee, including ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – February 16

I HELD  A LOON! 30 years. 30 years of watching loons, listening to loons, studying loons, even dreaming about loons. This week, I got to hold one in my hands. ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – February 9

JOCASSEE WINTER BIRDS: RING-BILLED GULLS - I know what you’re thinking. These birds look just like the ones you see in the Walmart parking lot, or behind your neighborhood McDonalds, but I must say...

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