Laurel Fork Falls – Gem of Jocassee

Laurel Fork Falls – Gem of Jocassee

Laurel Fork Falls is an 80-foot high, three tiered waterfall located at the head of a narrow cove at the northeastern tip of Lake Jocassee and to many is considered the Gem of Jocassee… the Grand Finale, as it were. It is best reached by a boat launched at the Devil’s Fork State Park main boat ramp. Once you navigate into Laurel Fork Creek cove and catch the initial view of the falls, carefully enter the crescent-shaped grotto located to the right of the rock face. While narrow and often…

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Jocassee Gorges – A Brief History

Jocassee Gorges – A Brief History

The Jocassee Gorges area was once home to the part of the Cherokee Nation; it now lies 300 feet (91 m) beneath the surface of the lake, near the Toxaway River. Nearby Keowee Town was a major hub in the Cherokee Path that connected Cherokee towns and villages throughout the area. Early 18th century traders delivered as many as 200,000 deerskins annually to Charleston, South Carolina and local Indians became well supplied with European firearms, ammunition, tools and clothing as a result. However, mounting discord between Europeans and Cherokees led…

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Greetings!

Greetings!

Welcome To My World and what lives in and around it!! This is my first Official article!! I’m soo excited that I just want to go in six directions all at one time! I’m not going to try and bore you with too many details of who I am and what I do right now, because most of the folks that are reading have had some dealings with me in someway… However, just to put to your mind some of who I am… I own and operate one of the…

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