Devils Fork State Park
161 Holcombe CIR | Salem, SC 29676 | Phone: 864-944-2639 | Toll Free: 866-345-7275 |


Bear Cove Trail

Length: 2.5 mile loop
Type: Hiking Trail:
Description: Scenic views of Lake Jocassee await you at the loop end of this hilly, mildly rugged, dirt trail. From the kiosk in the picnic area you will descend into a mixed forest where you may see dogwood, black cherry, red maple, and a variety of other trees among the oak and pine. Although the trail is mostly easy to follow, look for the blue blaze markers and avoid side paths especially where you cross a park road, re-enter the woods and climb a hilly area where the loop portion of the trail begins. You can relax on a bench near the lakeshore before following the loop back. After a short distance, you will be at the end of the loop portion of the trail and  you will go back the way you came. Watch for a variety of birds, as well as bear, deer, snakes, and other wildlife.


Oconee Bells Nature Trail

Length: 1.5 mile loop
Type: Hiking Trail:
Description: This 1.5 mile loop within Devils Fork State Park gets its name from a rare wild flower that has gorgeous white blooms. Starting in the parking lot near the rear of the Ranger Station, this trail is plainly marked with white blazes and winds through a predominantly hardwood forest. The trail follows a creek that provides surreal sounds that add to its charm. In the early spring, endangered Oconee Bell wildflowers blossom along the creek. During your hike you will find benches that provide a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the lively forest. The trail is also endowed with a small pond that is a great place to view pond life. The Oconee Bells Nature Trail is a wonderful addition to the many activities presented in Devils Fork State Park.