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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 – 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...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – February 2

JOCASSEE WINTER BIRDS: HORNED GREBES. Dancing Grebes would be a better name, really. We don’t often get a chance to see their ‘horns’, after all. It’s a part of their most alluring breeding plumage...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – January 26

1ST ANNUAL BLUE WALL BIRDING FESTIVAL! We are excited to announce this wonderful new event, organized by the SC Parks, Recreation and Tourism, to be held between April 16-20.  We are proud to be on...

This Week on Lake Jocassee – January 19

FROZEN. Well, not quite, but it sure felt that way.  38 to 42 degrees. Overcast. Running the boat at about 10mph or so for around 5 hours. So, nearly frozen would be how it felt. ...

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