Lake Jocassee http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Jocassee is a crystal clear 7500 acre lake in the mountains of Upstate South Carolina, about one hour from Greenville, S.C and Asheville, N.C. For some unknown reason–it’s an unknown mystery for many Carolina residents, and I know why–we want to keep it a SECRET!
When I was a child, I had the great fortune of having loving parents who knew that boys need to play hard. Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in rural Western North Carolina, we lived a different life. No computers, cell phones, video games, or gadgets. We had our neighbors, our baseballs, footballs, basketball, our guns, and we spent countless hours wandering the forest, meadows, creeks, and local ponds in search of adventure. It was a good life, and water was an important part of it.
When my Dad realized how blessed we are in the Asheville North Carolina area to have a myriad of clear blue mountain lakes to enjoy, he bought a boat and that was the beginning of a whole new dimension–water skiing, learning to slalom, dive, fish, camp and do everything young folks love about living near the water.
One of my lifelong dreams was to own lakefront property, and in September of 1995 we found our dream property on the shores of Lake Jocassee in upstate South Carolina. Jocassee is the headwaters lake for Duke Power’s network of upstate S.C. lakes, to provide flood control and power, as well as unbelievable recreational opportunities.
There are literally dozens of crystal clear mountain trout streams that feed Jocassee with crystal clear, cold mountain water. The waters of Jocassee feed Lake Keowee, which feed Lake Hartwell, which feed Lake Russel. There are thousands of miles of lakefront between these 4 lakes, but Jocassee is unique in that it is almost totally undeveloped. It is both a N.C. and S.C. Mountain Lake, crossing the N.C. boundary at the Horsepasture River–home of some of highest waterfalls in the entire Southeast–including Rainbow Falls.
Some of the streams, like Wright Creek and Laurel Falls are favorite cooling off spots in the heat of summer.
There are several properties now available on Jocassee, and as a licensed S.C. and N.C. Real estate broker, I am happy to help you in your search. You can view my own property on Jocassee, now for sale, at www.SteveTowe.com.
- Hidden Falls at Laurel Falls