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:
- boating and boat access
- canoe and kayak rentals
- playground equipment
- nature trails
- rare wildflowers
- surrounding waterfalls
Below are a few resources to check: