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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 – 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...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – July 7

HAZE. Also known as summer in the Deciduous Latitudes. I’d never seen it quite so thick on the lake before, in the two days this week that exceeded 90 degrees. ...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – June 30

ROCK HOPPING! I wait all year for this. It takes warm and sunny days to make exploring the upper reaches of the wild creeks and rivers of Lake Jocassee a comfy thing to do. ...

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