Devils Fork State Park is located near Lake Jocassee. The lake covers 7,565 acres and has 75 miles of shoreline. There are several waterfalls that spill right off the mountains into the lake. Water activities include fishing, skiing, scuba diving, kayaking and canoeing.
The Oconee Bell Nature Trail at Devils Fork has many different botanical features like American beech, Rhododendron Maximus, mountain laurel, and more herbaceous plants.
The mountain region of South Carolina, even though it makes up a small percentage of the topography of the state, have black bear, turkey, a number of different reptiles, amphibians, salamanders, birds. Bird watchers can see the pileated woodpeckers and fall warblers.