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Lake Jocassee

South Carolina

Lake Jocassee, South Carolina

Lake Jocassee real estate is considered a top twenty market for lake homes and lake lots in South Carolina.

There are typically 10 lake homes for sale on Lake Jocassee at any given time. The lake will usually have 10 or so lake lots and land for sale.

Lake Jocassee homes for sale have an average list price of $1,564,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

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  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
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  • Dam Name
    Jocassee Dam
  • Year Built
    1973
  • Managed By Duke Energy
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    7,500
  • Public Boat Ramps
    2
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Marinas
(864) 944-9016
516 Jocassee Lake Rd
Salem, SC 29676
Golf Courses
(866) 411-5769
214 Linkside Ct
Salem, SC 29676
(864) 868-7000
824 Club House Dr
Sunset, SC 29685
(864) 878-2030
171 Sliding Rock Rd
Pickens, SC 29671
Campgrounds
Jocassee RV Camp
(864) 380-5367
105 Campground Dr
Salem, SC 29676
(864) 868-2605
108 Residence Dr
Sunset, SC 29685
Sloan Bridge Picnic Area
(864) 638-9568
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests
Tamassee, SC 29686
  • Counties: Oconee County, Pickens County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Interesting facts: Mount Caramel Baptist Church Cemetery was a setting for the film, Deliverance. The setting is now covered by 130 feet of water.
  • History: The name Jocassee comes from the legend of a Cherokee maiden.
Hospitals
(828) 526-1200
190 Hospital Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
Airports
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
2000 GSP Dr, Greer, SC 29651
59 miles away
Oolenoy Valley Airport
Pickens, SC 29671
18 miles away
About Lake Jocassee
Oconee and Pickens Counties

Lake Jocassee is a whopping 7,500-acre lake nestled in the Appalachian mountains of northwestern South Carolina.

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital is slightly less than an hour from the lake, and an hour and a half away is the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Within 15 minutes is Keowee Twone, a local grocer.

On the Water and Outdoors

Lake Jocassee is renowned for its fishing and holds state records for brown trout, rainbow trout, and smallmouth bass. The cool mountain water that feeds the lake is perfect for swimming and water sports.

The nearby Devils Fork State Park is one of the newest state parks in the country and offers lake villas, camping, and hiking trails. It is also the only public access to the lake.

Around the lake is usually a plethora of wildlife on and around the lake including bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and whitetail deer.

Explore Greenville

Greenville is the thriving center of upstate South Carolina and is home to countless entertainment options, making it an idyllic setting for any daycation.

Greenville visitors can take in the natural aesthetic of the Falls Park on the Reedy in downtown’s Historic West End. The park is home to beautiful waterfalls, gardens, and unique public sculptures.

Music and theater fans alike will enjoy the Peace Center, a nonprofit theater that premiers a variety of top-class music and plays. The venue is also known to host events.

Hungry Greenville visitors will enjoy the city’s wide variety of dining opportunities including Kitchen Sync, a unique highly-rated made-from-scratch restaurant with extraordinary hospitality. Alternatively, for an elegant night out, try Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Beer lovers should explore the seemingly endless number of breweries Greenville has to offer, including Quest Brewing Company, Birds Fly South Ale Project and Fireforge Crafted Beer, and much more.

Clemson Tigers

Clemson University, one of the state's premier universities, is just around 50 minutes away. Football fans can tailgate on Saturdays in the fall before football games and watch the Tigers play in Death Valley.

Clemson has recently become a consistent playoff contender and a powerhouse NCAA Division 1 football team, winning two of the last five national championships.

Endless Opportunities Amid Beautiful South Carolina

If you’re looking for a large lake in the beautiful South Carolina upcountry, take a look at Lake Jocassee. It just might be the location of your next lake home!