Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Wright Creek Falls on Lake Jocassee
Lake Jocassee is the jewel of mountain lakes. Fed by the clear cold waters of the Whitewater, Thompson, Horsepasture, and Toxaway Rivers---in addition to dozens of other mountain streams with names like Bear Camp Creek, Mill Creek and Laurel Fork--this place thrills everyone with it's beauty and recreational splendor. Seventy six miles of shoreline is mostly all protected from development and is either S.C. wildlife management area, Jocassee Gorges State Park, or Nantahala National Forest. The water is clear...it is easy to snorkel along the shore and see over 30 feet under the water. Kayakers, canoes, swimmers, water-skiers, divers, and nature lovers love this place. With Canadian loons, seagulls, bear, coyote, deer, wild boar, bald eagles, beavers, and a wild assortment of reptiles....you experience wilderness like no other lake offers. Fisherman catch Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Spotted and Largemouth Bass, as well as Catfish. Located in upper S.C., just 40 miles as the crow flies from Asheville.