IMPORTANT DIRECTIONS: WHERE TO PARK AND MEET
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND HOLIDAYS
(PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR TIME)
BOATS BOARD 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
Lake Jocassee has become a popular weekend destination, and the only way to get onto the lake is through Devils Fork State Park. EXPECT TO WAIT IN A LINE of cars at the park entrance on busy weekends, and expect to see park staff turning cars around to exit once the park is full.
To better service our guests, Jocassee Lake Tours has made arrangements to park cars on private property just outside the park boundaries, and WE WILL PROVIDE A SHUTTLE INTO THE PARK.
As part of this arrangement, VISITORS WILL STILL BE EXPECTED TO PAY THE PARK FEE of $5.00 per person. The park fee for seniors 65 and older $3.25, Children 6 - 15 are $3.00 per person and 5 and under are free.
To make this work smoothly, Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early in order to park, and board the shuttle.
Boats will board passengers 15 minutes prior to departure. So please take advantage of the stores shade and air-conditioning in the meantime. After your tour, guest will meet the shuttle vehicle at the same place you were dropped off.
For those traveling with a GPS, the address for our parking area is 123 Francis Falls Dr., Salem, SC. TAKE THE 1ST LEFT AFTER FRANCIS FALLS DR.
No matter from where you are traveling, here are the Easy Directions for finding us:
1) Travel your shortest route to SC Hwy 11
2) Travel on Hwy 11 to the intersection with Jocassee Lake Road.
3) Turn onto Jocassee Lake Road. (TURN OFF YOUR GPS at this point or enjoy the ‘scenic route’ to the park!)
4) TAKE THE 1ST LEFT AFTER FRANCIS FALLS DR, AT THE JOCASSEE LAKE TOURS SIGN on the LEFT side of the road’
A JLT driver will shuttle you to the boat. (You will have passed Jocassee Outdoor Center (on right) and the big brown Devils Fork State Park sign (on right) before seeing the JLT sign (on the left.)
If you choose to park in the Day Use/Picnic area of the park PLEASE TEXT 864-280-5501 TO LET US KNOW so we are not waiting for you.
While we accommodate everyone to the best of our ability, we must be considerate of all our guests. LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE TREATED THE SAME AS CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 24 HOURS and subject to being charged, even if you do not get on the boat. PLEASE don’t make us do this!!