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Improve Your Kayaking Skills by Enrolling in a Special Activity Offering at Lake Jocassee

Do you have children or grandchildren interested in learning to kayak? Want to improve your kayaking skills, too? Learn basic strokes and maneuvers, how to safely get in and out of a kayak on land and in open water, and correct paddling posture for a fatigue-free morning of paddling on beautiful Lake Jocassee during the Kids Kayak Camp this Wednesday, August 14th.

Lake Jocassee is a deep reservoir located in Northwest South Carolina. It was created by Duke Power in 1973 for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power. The lake is commonly known for the clean and cold Appalachian mountain rivers that feed the lake, keeping its waters cool and water visibility clear year-round.

The Jocassee Dam, which forms the lake, is 400 feet high and 1,750 feet long. The south end of the lake is home to Devils Fork State Park. Although most man-made structures were demolished prior to the creation of the lake, local divers have discovered the remains of a lodge which was left intact. The lodge now sits under 300 feet of water.

A hilltop graveyard with headstones also remains more than 130 feet under the water. As a note of trivia, the cemetery was one of the scenes used in the filming of the 1972 thriller, Deliverance, starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight.

And hey, parents and grandparents! You can learn or improve your kayak skills too! Jocassee Lake Tours promise they won’t let the kids leave you in the dust. No need to purchase new supplies – all equipment is included by Jocassee Lake Tours, including a kayak, life jacket, and paddle.

Master a new skill and have a great time while doing it during the Kids Kayak Camp held by Jocassee Lake Tours! Admission is $45 per person. For more information or booking, please visit www.jocasseelaketours.com.

At South Ridge Apartments in Greenville, South Carolina, we believe it’s important to live life vigorously. Soak up the very best our greater community has to offer when you attend this highly-anticipated local event!

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Devils Fork State Park
161 Holcombe Circle
Salem, South Carolina 29676

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