It's Prime Time on Lake Jocassee

We’ve crossed the cusp of mid-October, when the forest and shoreline is ubiquitously green, and are now at the beginning of Peak Season. From now til the middle of November there is no better place to be on Planet Earth than drifting up the river channels and backwater creeks of Lake Jo, rubbing shoulders with the wonder of Fall in the southern Blue Ridge mountains. The intimacy of fall in the lake’s quiet places is like no other.

 GUIDE’S WILDLIFE REPORT. 7 eagles were observed feeding on shad that were laying on the surface, while loons were only a few feet away feeding on shad somewhere just below them. A peregrine falcon was doing his best to harass the eagle through it all. A young bear was spotted swimming across the lake from Family Rock to Eagle Ridge, and a lone eagle was seen flying across the lake barely inches above the surface, only to rise suddenly to land on the buoy line by the dam. A first for all of us. It’s been a good week. ~B 

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Lake Jocassee Weather

Mostly Clear



Mostly Clear

Humidity: 65%

Wind: 2.49 m/h

  • 20 Nov 2019

    Mostly Sunny 60°F 45°F

  • 21 Nov 2019

    Partly Cloudy 64°F 43°F

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