Lake Jocassee, SC

General information and for a map of Devil’s Fork State Park (home of Lake Jocassee) visit the link below.  This is also a great resources for travel information, etc. Also, please check out the Wikipedia page for interesting information about the history and natural history of Lake Jocassee.

Classroom sessions: Locations TBD

Confined water session will be held in the shallower portions of Lake Jocassee. There is an $8/daily park fee to enter Devil’s Fork State Park.

Open water sessions will be held at Lake Jocassee. Boat support to the deeper portion of the Lake will be provided by Lake Jocassee Dive Shop.

Lake Jocassee Dive Shop

710 Dive Buddy Lane

Salem, SC 29676


Open water sessions are not included in the cost of the course.  The session will run $40 per person.


A simple Google search will leave you with endless options for accommodations in the Lake Jocassee area.  Since our classroom, confined water, and ocean sessions are all run at or near Devil’s Fork State Park we recommend searching in this area. Camping, lodge rooms and villas are available at the park although high demand means rentals on campus may be scarce.

We will likely be sourcing an Airbnb stay for the trip. The rental may be the location for the classroom portion of the course as well.

Devil’s Fork State Park

Reservations for Camping and Villas

The Cabins at Seven Foxes

7 Foxes Lane

Lake Toxaway, NC 28747



Hampton Inn and Suites

3245 US Highway 64 East

Sapphire, NC 28774, US



Riverbend Lodge Restaurant and Bar

4259 Pickens Highway

Rosman, NC 28772




Managing flights from pretty much anywhere should be simple traveling to Lake Jocassee.  Although there will be a drive associated with flying in, there are a few airports in the surrounding area carrying typical flights.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United

2000 GSP Dr

Greer, SC 29651



Asheville Regional Airport

61 Terminal Dr #1

Fletcher, NC 28732




Lake Jocassee and the surround Devil’s Fork State Park is the perfect place to bring the entire family. Come early or stay a few days after the course for a mini-vacation. The leaves will be turning colors and there is plenty to see and do. The park boasts the following:

  • fishing
  • boating and boat access
  • canoe and kayak rentals
  • playground equipment
  • swimming
  • geocaching
  • birding
  • nature trails
  • rare wildflowers
  • surrounding waterfalls

Below are a few resources to check: