The boat ramp and camping areas are operational, but playgrounds and the swimming area is closed. And you don’t see the sign that tells you this until after you pay 😝
The park was an excellent diversion for the day. On Lake Jocassee, the water is clear and relatively cool, compared to nearby lake hart well. The swimming area is not very easily accessible, and the entry to the water is very rocky. It was nice to have a roped off area boats weren’t allowed in. There are canoe and kayak rentals, and even a pump for blowing up inflatables. The grassy areas are rife with goose poop, but that’s part of the charm, I suppose. We plan to explore more next time!
We stayed at Twin Lakes for the proximity to our hometown. The sites were immaculate, and more private/better shielded than other campgrounds. The waterfront aspect was completely charming. The water and electric hookups worked perfectly, the fire pit had been cleaned out and was easy to use… it was all great! The bathrooms were not amazing but they were quite handicap accessible which was awesome, and there were a lot of them.
The swimming area was nice and the playgrounds were sadly closed but definitely would have been enjoyed by my kids! Overall it was quiet and relaxing. All we could have wished for was a breeze, it was stifling hot (95+).
In the midst of all the Covid claustrophobia, it felt amazing to get up to the mountains and feel like being alone was normal. The site was great, the bathrooms are amazing, and the campground was everything you'd hope an RV/tent-camping place would be. There are primitive, walk-in sites that had the benefit of added privacy, but with 3 little kids, bathroom proximity was a higher priority this time around. The waterfalls are closeby and you should really try King's Creek (30 min hike), Reedy Branch (10 min walk) or Yellow Branch (1.5 hr hike), they're some of our favorites. Hidden Falls is also a hike that starts from the campground, about 1.5 hrs each way. So lovely and remote!Being able to get up in the morning and go to the falls without having to drive 1+ hrs to get there made it just dreamy for our crew! The fire pit was easy to cook over, there's a mini-golf area and a playground that was closed still while we were there. We loved it and will definitely be going back, my 5yo hails our time there as "best of the summer" everytime we ask :)