Spot a loon or a rambling black bear. Fish for trout in a deep, clear mountain lake. Hike through the glorious spring bloom of rhododendrons. And do it in South Carolina. Devils Fork State Park provides the only public access to Lake Jocassee, a largely undeveloped 7,500-acre reservoir tucked deep into the Blue Ridge. Devils Fork is easily reached from S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway. The park is popular with families, fishermen, scuba divers and boaters, who enjoy Jocassees uncrowded setting and spectacular scenery, such as waterfalls cascading into the lake off steep, wooded slopes. Full campground amenities and modern villas also are highlights of the park. So are hiking and nature trails that provide the opportunity to appreciate sights ranging from rare Oconee bell spring flowers to the fall color show, while bald eagles and peregrine falcons patrol the mountain skies.

Everyone rating this as a 4 and 5 are so dang liars! This trail sucked. Wasn’t marked great. Hiked through 300 spider webs with a cloud of gnats around me the whole time, all for a view i could have seen from the visitors center.

3 months ago

Great Hike! My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. Not too much elevation gain and perfect views, which makes this a great hike to bring friends and family. Will definitely be back.

This a great quick and easy trail for all ages. We went with a big group of friends including four kids 3-4 years old and had no problems at all with the trail. Everyone still had enough energy to go and play by the lake for an hour after we were done!

Be sure to check out my video of this location to see what it's like! This was a nice trail along the water. Pretty easy for the most park. Great stop at the tip of the loop to view the water front the trail, or climb down to the water's edge. This trail should take 1-2 hours at the most. Easy to find from the parking lot and main office.

Be sure to check out my video of this trail to see how it looks! This was a great little hike. Close to the visitor center, this little trail will take you under an hour to hike. You start by crossing a small bridge and then going down hill. Here you can see some ocanee bells, the flower that makes this trail special (there is a sign for it). You then hike up the hill to get back to the parking lot.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ok for what it is

Thursday, March 23, 2017

easy trail. nice change in different environments

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Very easy. This trail is close to home for me.

easy trail. will be a lot of pretty blooms in the spring

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Nice easy trial. A little over grown in areas for our small kids. Over all very nice and Joccasse is always beautiful.

Easy, peaceful hike. Just posted a couple of pictures of the oconee bells as that is why I went. Of course they only bloom for a very short time in late March. Other than that, (for March) there's not alot in bloom, and the trail is somewhat uneventful. However, the Park does a great job with marking the types of trees, and there is a beautiful cascading creek, and a couple of historical markers / pond along the way. I'd hike again in the fall.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Beautiful easy trail. We saw a lot of the unique Oconee Bell blooming along the creek. The trail has trees identification labels also.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

This trail is absolutely wonderful if you specifically want to see the Oconee Bells in bloom. The small creek and waterfalls are tranquil as well. This is a nature trail (not a hike) and has explanatory placards regarding the vegetation. I enjoyed it very much!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Oconee bells blooming. Very nice.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

I liked swimming in the clear lake surrounded by the mountains. The fish would come up and bite me though and the blowflies bit me out of the water too. You can swim at your own risk there without any restrictions. There are just two short trails there.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Great for little ones, not a hard hike. We went as a large family, little ones to grandparents! Beautiful Oconee Bells and a fabulous view of majestic Jocasee.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Devils fork state park can be a bit too domestic for those looking for a challenging hike or an escape from civilization. On the other hand the park is great for bringing along the kids and relaxing on the lakes shore. The facilities are top notch and very clean. All in all this is a great park and more adventurous trails are nearby.

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