Devils Fork State Park

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Devils Fork State Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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gaterp
Fort Mill, SC150 contributions
Mar 2022
I am not sure that I want to rave about Devils Fork State Park because I don't want people to swarm it! I love this place so much that I would love to live here. It is beautiful and unique. Very special! If you love nature and peace and quiet, this is a perfect place. The park is well managed and the employees are nice. Take a boat tour of beautiful Lake Jocassee and drive to the many hiking trails, waterfalls and scenic overlooks that are nearby. I recommend taking a drive to Clemson to visit the SC Botanical Garden too but leave a whole day to enjoy it. As many times as I have been to Devils Fork, I am always sad to leave it.
Written 13 March 2022
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,075 contributions
Oct 2021
We camped at Devil's Fork the weekend of October 15th, 2021, and we had never been before. Actually, my wife and kids had never been camping before so it was a bit of an adventure for our family, but after coming here, I can say it's a great location for a first time camping trip.
The weather was pratically perfect for us with highs in the low 70's and low's around 50. We rented tent site T-18, and the only downside to it was that it is a bit of a walk in to the site, with lots of stairs, so dragging our wagon/cart was a bit of an issue. We ended up taking a little trail through the parking lot to the site to avoid the stairs.
The site itself was awesome. Great area near the water, and near a really gorgeous beach. The kids had a blast wading in the water, fishing and exploring the area.
The sites don't have power, so I would recommending bringing a portable battery to charge phones, and bring battery powered lights. Also, it is a bit of a walk uphill to the bathroom area, just FYI. The bathrooms were decent. There were 2 showers with hot water in the men's room, just make sure to bring some flip flops with you. There is one power outlet at the bathroom should you need a quick chance to charge a device.
My only complaint were that there were a lot of families who brought their dogs with them, in fact there was one family with 4 dogs, and while I don't have an issue with people camping with their dogs, a lot of the dogs there would bark in the middle of the night, and I would just kindly suggest to people that if your dog is the kind that is skeptical of strangers and can be a barker at night, just to be mindful of the other people camping. It can be difficult to sleep in a tent, outside, etc...already, but with dogs barking and the occasional car alarm going off, it's all the harder.
Overall, the park is beautiful and well maintained. The Oconee Bell trail was a really fun and easy short hike that our kids loved exploring, and in the cool of the fall, was perfect. We rented a pontoon boat for a 1/2 day and enjoyed exploring the lake. In general, we'll definitely be back, and grateful we got to spend a few days unplugging from the everyday.
Written 19 October 2021
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365marlener
Myrtle Beach, SC71 contributions
Oct 2021
GREAT campground! Absolutely recommend---------except it RAINED the entire week!

Never saw the falls and no one (meaning the park store and\or rangers) told us where they were. We will have to go back in better weather.

This park has great showers in a public building, with 100% privacy, a laundry building, a gift store, water, electric, a dumping station and trash bins.
Written 11 October 2021
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Carol H
South Carolina14 contributions
Jun 2021
We spent the day at Devils Fork State Park. We had a beautiful day on the water and are making plans to camp here next year.
Written 19 June 2021
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Corvette_Rob
Spartanburg81 contributions
Jun 2021
Nice Peaceful Campground right on Lake Jocassee. Tent sites are right beside the lake, but require a walk from a parking lot to get to them. The tent pads are well packed and the little pathways are actually paved. Besides relaxing, swimming, fishing and boating are the main things to do there. There are no nearby stores except the camp store, which does have all the necessities. You can not get to any of the waterfalls near the lake except by boat. This is not far from Table Rock State park if you are into park hopping.
Written 14 June 2021
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mesquite j
1 contribution
May 2021 • Family
Make sure you get there before 9a.m. They only have 10 parking spots. You will not be allowed in. They will tell you to turn around and go to a park an hour in the opposite direction.
Written 23 May 2021
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Carolyn P
Waynesville, NC7 contributions
Apr 2021
Campground is clean and quiet, on the lake and in a forest. The people who work here are friendly and helpful. The Lake is BEAUTIFUL.
Written 24 April 2021
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Giggy
East Coast258 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Just a short 2 nighter to decompress.

Lovely well equipped cabin on the water, what a view from the screen porch!

The park itself is geared toward boaters without much else to do.

Had we been there longer we would have booked a pontoon tour to see the waterfalls which are only accessible by boat.

That said we were there for the cabin and the view and were 100% pleased with both.

Written 28 February 2021
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Cathy K
4 contributions
Nov 2020
Small get away. The state park was a 2 hour drive for us, but I'd never been there. We stayed at the Villas. They were so clean! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to walk into a super clean place!! Great spacing in between villas, good view of the lake and trees, and walking distance to activities. A peaceful getaway in the fall. We are coming back!
Written 26 November 2020
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Seaside512912
Statesboro, GA2 contributions
Oct 2020
Quiet clean campground on a gem of a lake in the mountains of South Carolina. Easy to find and remote compared to others.
Written 15 October 2020
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