Waterfalls of Western Lake Jocassee Paddle

Salem, South Carolina 29676

Waterfalls of Western Lake Jocassee Paddle

Waterfalls of Western Lake Jocassee Paddle Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This lake paddle is set against a backdrop of mountains rising over 2,000 feet above what is arguably South Carolina’s most scenic lake. Here, you will leave Devils Fork State Park, with the lake’s only public boat ramps, and head northwest under a mantle of Southern Appalachian splendor.

Make your way into the Thompson River arm of the lake, where Thompson River flows into Lake Jocassee. Discover a whitewater cascade on the main river and a steep unnamed waterfall of a tributary. Next, make your way back toward Devils Fork State Park, stopping by impressive Wrights Creek Falls, with its three-tiered cataract behind, which you can paddle."

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Trail Information

Salem
Nearby City
10.5
Distance
Moderate
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
Lake level can be found at duke-energy.com/lakes/; full pool is 1,100 feet.
Tidal Information
Year-round
Season
Views, Waterfalls
Features
Devils Fork State Park, 161 Holcombe Circle, Salem, SC 29676, (864) 944-2639, southcarolinaparks.com
Local Contacts
South Carolina DNR Lake Jocassee; USGS Quadrangle Maps: Salem, Reid
Local Maps

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Dec 2018