Location, location, location!

Located in Salem, SC on the banks of Lake Jocassee it is the only public access point to Lake Jocassee.


photo of colorful water and paddle boaters on Lake Jocassee

The park was built in cooperation with Duke Energy in 1991. Duke Energy and the Department of Natural Resources manage Lake Jocassee; the 640 acres inside Devils Fork State Park are managed by South Carolina’s Department of Parks Recreation & Tourism.

Things to do

  • Swim
  • Fish
  • Picnic shelter
  • Playground
  • Boat ramp access
  • Canoe/kayak/paddle board rentals
  • Hike
  • Stay overnight

There are enough parking spaces for 400 vehicles. Weekends during the summer, when the park fills up, cars are turned away.
Visit Monday – Friday to beat the crowds.


There are 2 hiking trails at Devils Fork State Park:

  • Oconee Belle Trail is a 1.5 mile easy loop that runs alongside a creek
  • Bear Cove Trail is a more strenuous 2.5 mile loop with several ups and downs and offers a good view of the lake from the trail


Rental villas

There is a 7-night minimum to rent the villas June 1st – mid August.  The rest of the year there is a 2-night minimum and seasonal holiday minimums.

  • (15) 2-bedroom cabins
  • (5) 3-bedroom cabins


  • 59 standard RV sites with power & water hookup
  • 25 rustic walk-in tent sites
  • 13 boat-in camping spots on an island in the middle of Lake Jocassee

Park Admission

  • Adults $5
  • Seniors $3.25 (age 65 & older)
  • Children $3 (ages 6-15)
  • Under 5 free


Visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork for more details.