Lake Jocassee

Lake Jocassee

Nestled in the mountains of Pickens and Oconee Counties, Lake Jocassee is a 7,565 acre reservoir with a mean depth of 154 feet and maximum depth of 351 feet. Duke Energy impounded the Whitewater, Thompson, Toxaway, and Horsepasture Rivers in 1973 as a pump storage facility. Lake Jocassee is surrounded by approximately 43,000 acres of public land. Anglers can catch an array of fish species, ranging from trout to black bass. The state record spotted bass, redeye bass, smallmouth bass, brown trout, and rainbow trout were caught from Lake Jocassee. Other popular recreational activities include hunting, kayaking, wildlife watching, and waterfall tours.

General Information

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Miles of Shoreline: 75
Acres of Surface Water: 7,500
Counties Lake is Within: Oconee, Pickens
Average Depth: 157 feet
Maximum Depth: Approximately 351 feet
Boat Ramps: 4
Fish Attractors: None
Fishing Access Locations: 1
Fishing Loaner Tackle Locations: None
Fish Stocking
Owned and Managed by: Duke Energy