Fresh air, the great outdoors and a glorious experience on the lake!
That’s what you can expect from one of our favorite tourism partners, Jocassee Lake Tours.
Meet Brooks and Kay Wade, owner-operators of Jocassee Lake Tours
Brooks and Kay came to Lake Jocassee to camp out. They fell in love with the area and moved up six months later. They started their lake tour business in January of 2011 with one boat. They now have three boats and a total of five guides.
The focus of their tours is to learn about and share the natural history of Lake Jocassee and the surrounding areas.
They have both completed the Clemson Upstate Master Naturalist program. They publish a newsletter every Sunday, to spread the word about current outdoor events surrounding the base of the Blue Wall, from approximately Oconee State Park to Jones Gap State Park.
Natural wonders abound on Lake Jocassee.
Depending on the season, Jocassee Lake Tours delights in offering memorable adventures including:
- Group tours
- Private tours
- Saturday evening sunset tours
- Full moon lake tours
- Kids’ adventure camps
- Full week summer kayak camp
In the winter, from November until March, one of the few colonies of loons in a freshwater habitat populate the lake. The Wades were instrumental in the creation of an ongoing scientific program to study loons on the lake. Read more about it.
Through the organization they co-founded, Friends of Jocassee, they are stewards of Lake Jocassee. The goal of Friends of Jocassee is to protect, serve, and care for the Jocassee region. Each year in mid-March, the Wades help host BellFest at Devils Fork State Park. The festival celebrates the rare Oconee Bellflower, which is found only in the Jocassee Gorges.
Know someone who’d enjoy a tour of Lake Jocassee?
Give them a gift certificate to book their own adventure!