JOCASSEE GORGES, THE PERFECT OUTDOOR CLASSROOM!
Kids (of all ages!) will have ample opportunity to explore, discover, and learn from a variety of habitats--from streams to rocky cliffs--in this unique interface between the South Carolina piedmont and the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment. Only a couple of highways penetrate this pocket of land called the Jocassee Gorges, and the best access is from Lake Jocassee, which nestles into the folds of the mountains at 1100’ above sea level. The lake is fed by four rivers flowing south off the Southern Blue Ridge Divide. Summer provides excellent swimming opportunities in one of the cleanest, clearest lakes in the eastern US, and winter provides opportunities for rambling through the woods, with plenty of FUN along the way!