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Jocassee Lake Map

Lake Jocassee Map - 23" x 35" Waterproof Topographic Map for fishing, boating and recreation. Includes: GPS Co-Ordinates, Campsite Locations, Lake Structure, Road Network, More.

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Jocassee Lake Map
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Lake Jocassee is a 7,500 acre, 145-foot deep lake located in northwest South Carolina created by the state in partnership with Duke Power in 1973. The clean and cold Appalachian mountain rivers that feed the lake keep its waters cool year-round. The hydro-electric dam that formed the lake is 385 feet high and 1,750 feet long. The lake is home to Devils Fork State Park

The Jocassee gorges area was once home to the part of the Cherokee Nation; it now lies 300 feet 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 to war in 1759. In 1785, General Andrew Pickens hosted a large gathering of Indian chiefs leading to a treaty that gave all of the Jocassee gorges area, with the exception of northern Oconee County, to the United States; the Oconee mountains were not ceded until 1815. European settlers, mostly of Scotch and Irish descent, came from Virginia and Pennsylvania as well as from Charleston. Land grants in the Jocassee area go back to 1791.

A rare wildflower, the Oconee bell, native to only a few counties in the Blue Ridge area, was discovered in the area in 1788 by French botanist Andre Michaux. The creation of Lake Jocassee is said to have caused the destruction of the heart of the species' range.[1] More recently, biologists have documented the occurrence of a number of rare, threatened and endangered species. The Eastatoee Gorge Heritage Preserve was transferred from Duke Power Company to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in 1979 due to the extremely diverse flora occurring there.

From Wikipedia.

JOCASSEE DAM BUILT: 1973
JOCASSEE DAM HEIGHT: 385 feet
JOCASSEE DAM LENGTH:
1750 feet
JOCASSEE LAKE AREA: 7500 acres
LAKE JOCASSEE SHORELINE: 75 miles
LOCATION: Northwestern South Carolina.
NEAREST TOWN: Seneca, South Carolina.
LAKE JOCASSEE ELEVATION: 1,100 feet.
PARKS ON LAKE JOCASSEE:
Devils Fork State Park 864-944-2639
Double Springs Camp Area (access by boat only)

http://www.dukepower.com/lakes/lakefacts/jocassee.asp

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