Jocassee Gorges road to be closed for about a week
May 4, 2021
Normally Horsepasture Road in northern Pickens County remains open year-round all the way to the iconic Jumping-Off Rock overlook that looks over Lake Jocassee and North Carolina mountains. However, SCDNR will conduct major road repairs to critical road sites, and vehicular traffic on Horsepasture Road will be blocked.
The Shooting Tree Entrance to Jocassee Gorges near 1344 Cleo Chapman Highway, Pickens, in the Eastatoee Valley, will remain open to allow access to the main body of Jocassee Gorges and the popular destination, Jumping-Off Rock.
Road repairs are expected to be completed by May 17, weather permitting. Check the SCDNR website, Twitter and Facebook for updates on these road repairs in Jocassee Gorges.
Jocassee Gorges is in northern Pickens and Oconee counties along the North Carolina border and surrounds Lake Jocassee. The property features numerous forest ecosystems and many rivers and streams. Jocassee Gorges, acquired by SCDNR in 1998, is also home to many rare and unusual plants and animals. Recreational uses include hunting, fishing, mountain biking, paddling, birdwatching and nature viewing.
For more information on Jocassee Gorges, visit https://www2.dnr.sc.gov/ManagedLands/ManagedLand/ManagedLand/53.
Media Contact: Greg Lucas, SCDNR Office of Media & Outreach, (864) 380-5201